Citing the Wisconsin Head and Neck SPORE

As part of the terms of award, the NIH requires us to acknowledge the federal funding when publishing manuscripts, posters and presenting at conferences. Below is sample language for citing the HN SPORE:

“This project was supported by the Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) program, through the NIH National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), grant P50DE026787. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.”


This is a federal award.  That means the Public Access Policy applies, and we need to submit all publications to the NIH PubMed Central, open access repository.  This is different than PubMed (PMID).

This can take a few weeks if your publisher doesn’t do this automatically.

Never fear:

Use Bucky Submit!


Does all of my research need to be part of the HN SPORE grant in order to cite it?

No. If you are using SPORE resources to promote Head and Neck Cancer research, please cite the HN SPORE. This includes using the Biostats Core, Path Core, etc.

What if I used HN SPORE Cores?

If you used the Biostats or Path Cores, please strongly consider including the core co-director who assisted with your project, such as Rong Hu or Menggang Yu in the author list, as appropriate This gives credit to the cores for progress reporting purposes.

Can I just publish and let the journal take care of public access policy?

Please send FINAL, approved manuscript versions (and supplementary data files) to Shari Piaskowski just to be sure.  She will help you upload them to the NIH manuscript submission system if the publisher does not do it automatically for free.  Or you can use BUCKY SUBMIT–they are Ebling Library PMC professionals!