Citing SYNERGY and NIH Public Access Policy


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires investigators to cite Dartmouth SYNERGY if the research they are reporting on:
  1. Received funding from SYNERGY or
  2. Used any Dartmouth SYNERGY resources or services to design, conduct or analyze their research (e.g., consultation cores such as biostatistics, design and epidemiology, bioinformatics, etc., support from Clinical Research Unit (CRU), or other SYNERGY-supported tools or services).

According to NIH grants policy, all grantee publications must include specific acknowledgement of NIH grant support. In the case of SYNERGY, the wording below or something very similar with the same grant # would be fine: "Research reported in this (publication/press release) was supported by The Dartmouth Clinical and Translational Science Institute, under award number UL1TR001086 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The content is solely the responsibility of the author(s) and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH." If the publication was supported by more than one grant, please reference all relevant grant numbers, for all authors on the paper as applicable.

If you are a KL2 Mentored Career Development Program Scholar, use the statement above with the appropriate grant award number KL2TR001088.


In addition, PIs or other personnel with publications supported by Dartmouth SYNERGY must ensure that their publications:
  1. Appear in the list of publications from MyNCBI for the award PI (Alan I. Green at Dartmouth), and comply with NIH Public Access Policy. See:
  2. Are submitted to PubMed Central and assigned a PubMed Central ID (PMCID)
This can be a complicated process. Please feel free to contact with questions.

All publications must be reported to Dartmouth SYNERGY administration. This acknowledgement of support is tracked and reported to the NIH as a key metric for the evaluation and continued funding of Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute.