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CHS & NHLBI Acknowledgment Guidelines

Updated November 9, 2020


See also: NIH Guidelines for Communicating and Acknowledging Funding


Requirements for Acknowledging NIH-Supported Research

According to NIH grants policy, all grantee publications must include the following two statements:

  1. A specific acknowledgment of NIH grant support (CHS Acknowledgement below)
  2. A disclaimer that says:
    "The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health."
  3. In addition, all publications must be submitted to the digital archive PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance so that they are publicly available no later than 12 months after publication. Papers submitted to PMC will be assigned a PMC reference number that must be cited by the CHS grantee/contractor in all future NIH applications, proposals or progress reports submitted to NIH. See also NIH Public Access.

This requirement applies to all of the following:

  • research publications
  • press releases
  • other publications or documents about research that is funded by NIH


CHS GRANTS & CONTRACTS - as of November 2020      

Main CHS Numbers - Always Required

"This research was supported by contracts HHSN268201200036C, HHSN268200800007C, HHSN268201800001C, N01HC55222, N01HC85079, N01HC85080, N01HC85081, N01HC85082, N01HC85083, N01HC85086, 75N92021D00006, and grants U01HL080295 and U01HL130114 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), with additional contribution from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Additional support was provided by R01AG023629 from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). A full list of principal CHS investigators and institutions can be found at"

Note: NINDS provided some funding to NHLBI for support of the CHS Transition Phase contract June 2005 - May 2008.  The funds were transferred between the Institutes internally, so there is no contract or grant number to list.  

75N92021D00006 Bruce Psaty The Cardiovascular Heath Study (CHS) 11/1/20 - 10/31/2024
HHSN268201800001C Russell Tracy CHS Biospecimen Repository 1/1/2018 - 6/30/2020
HHSN268201200036C Richard Kronmal,
Alice Arnold
CHS "Core" (Renewal II) Core Support Renewal - University of Washington (CHS Coordinating Center) 1/1/2012 - 5/31/2015
HHSN268200800007C Richard Kronmal,
Alice Arnold
Transition Phase Renewal - University of Washington (CHS Coordinating Center) 6/1/2008  -12/31/2011
N01HC55222 Richard Kronmal  CHS Transition Phase - University of Washington (CHS Coordinating Center) 6/1/2005 - 5/31/2008 
N01HC85079 Richard Kronmal Original University of Washington contract (Coordinating Center) 1989 - 5/31/2005
N01HC85080 Curt Furberg,
Gregory Burke
Wake Forest University School of Medicine contract (CHS Field Center) 1989 - 5/31/2005
N01HC85081 Linda P. Fried  Johns Hopkins University contract (CHS Field Center) 1989 - 5/31/2005
N01HC85082 Lewis Kuller   University of Pittsburgh contract (CHS Field Center) 1989 - 5/31/2005
N01HC85083 John Robbins  University of California - Davis contract (CHS Field Center) 1993 - 5/31/2005
N01HC85086 Russell Tracy  University of Vermont contract (Central Blood Analysis Lab Repository)   1989 - 5/31/2005
U01HL080295 Bruce Psaty CHS Events Follow-up Study 9/5/2005 - 11/30/2016
U01HL130114 Bruce Psaty CHS Research Resources for the Cardiovascular Health of Older Adults 5/17/2016 - 4/30/2020
R01AG023629  Anne Newman Exceptional Survival: Trajectories to functional Aging (CHS All Stars). Ancillary study. University of Pittsburgh 9/15/2004 - 5/31/2018

Other Study  Numbers - Required Only When Related Data are Used in a Given Paper

All published manuscripts that use CHS data must cite the study and all relevant funding sources. In addition, authors must include relevant CHS Reading Center contracts or Ancillary Study grant numbers alongside those for CHS main study data. Note: if echocardiography or ultrasound data are used in a manuscript, both Echocardiography/Ultrasound Reading Center contracts should be cited.

N01HC85084 Julius Gardin  University of California Irvine contract
 (Echocardiography Reading Center)   
1989 - 1991
N01HC35129 John Gottdiener  Georgetown University contract (Echocardiography Reading Center)   1993 - 1997
N01HC85085 Daniel O'Leary New England Deaconess Hospital contract (Ultrasound Reading Center)  1989 - 1993
N01HC45133 Daniel O'Leary Geisinger Health System, Tufts New England Medical Center (Ultrasound Reading Center)  1994 -2000
N01HC75150 Ronald Klein  University of Wisconsin Madison contract
(Retinal Reading Center)   
1997 - 1999
N01HC15103 Norman Beauchamp,
Nick Bryan
Johns Hopkins University (MRI Reading Center) 1991 - 5/31/2005
R01AG027058 Anne Cappola University of Pennsylvania - Hormonal trajectories in aging (Ancillary study) 2/15/2006 - 1/31/2010
R01AG15928 Lewis Kuller University of Pittsburgh - Cognitive tests, ApoE, analysis of CHS brain MRIs, and risks of dementia. (Ancillary study) 8/1/1999 - 7/31/2003
R01AG20098 Oscar Lopez University of Pittsburgh. Alzheimer's disease in mild cognitive impairment. (Ancillary Study) 4/1/2002 - 3/31/2011
UM1HG008853 Richard K. Wilson Washington University (Center for Common Disease Genomics) 1/14/2016 - 11/30/2019
(multiple) (multiple) specific to each genotypic/genomic dataset(s) (multiple)
(multiple) (multiple) CHS Genetic ancillary study grants  as of November 2020




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