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Library Grant Announcements and Information: UIUC: Acknowledgements and Disclaimers in Publications for Sponsored

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February 09, 2006

UIUC: Acknowledgements and Disclaimers in Publications for Sponsored

The Office of Grants and Contracts, Post-Award Administration has prepared this update to provide important information about the acknowledgement and disclaimer requirements in publications for University employees who are responsible for administering sponsored research projects.

In the FY05 A-133 audit, the University will again be cited for not including proper acknowledgements in publications. To help avoid future audit findings, Principal Investigators of sponsored research projects, or individuals who are responsible for the administration and oversight of sponsored research projects, should ensure the appropriate acknowledgements and disclaimers are included in all publications generated as the result of sponsored research funding.

The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) policy on publications states the following publishing requirements for acknowledgements and disclaimers:


The award recipient is expected to publish or otherwise make publicly available the results of the work conducted under the award. An acknowledgement of the awarding agency support must appear in the publication of any material, whether copyrighted or not, based on or developed under this project, as follows:

"This material is based upon work supported by the [name of the awarding agency(ies)] under Award No. [recipient should enter the awarding agency(ies) award number (s)]."


For all materials, except scientific articles or papers published in scientific journals, the disclaimer should appear as follows:

"Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the [name (s) of awarding agency(ies)]."


If you have additional questions about the publications policy for sponsored research projects, contact: Grants and Contracts Post-Award at 217-333-2186 or

Posted by sharum at February 9, 2006 12:49 PM

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