Research publication acknowledgement: requirement for authors

To help us track the outputs of research we have funded, Wellcome's contribution must be acknowledged in all publications.

Wellcome-funded authors must ensure that funder attribution(s) are listed correctly in all outputs, including those where they are not the corresponding author.

The following text, including the Wellcome grant reference number, must be included in the relevant funding or acknowledgement section in any published work.

Acknowledgement requirements:

Example 1

'This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant number].'

Example 2

If more than one funder or grant was involved, the required text is:

'This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant number], [grant number]; Cancer Research UK [grant number]; another funder [grant number]; etc.'

The acknowledgement of Wellcome funding is in line with the Research Information Network's 'Acknowledgment of Funders in Scholarly Journal Articles' guidance.

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