Scientific meetings, conference grants, acknowledgement of funding source, disclaimer, disclosure, symposia, symposium

14.9 Acknowledgment of Funding Source and Disclaimer

When a conference is funded by an NIH grant or cooperative agreement, recipients must include the following statement on conference materials (including promotional materials, agenda, and internet sites):

"Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by (Insert Grant/Cooperative Agreement #) from (insert name of NIH ICThe NIH organizational component responsible for a particular grant program or set of activities. The terms "NIH IC," or "awarding IC" are used throughout this document to designate a point of contact for advice and interpretation of grant requirements and to establish the focal point for requesting necessary prior approvals or changes in the terms and conditions of award.). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the NIH; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government."

Appropriate use of the NIH or HHS logo on conference materials is of particular importance. Neither logo should be displayed if it would cause confusion as to the source of the conference or give the false appearance of government endorsement. Accordingly, unless specifically authorized by the award, any use of the HHS and/or NIH logo requires prior approvalWritten approval by an authorized HHS official, e.g., a designated IC GMO, evidencing prior consent before a recipient undertakes certain activities or incurs specific costs (see Administrative Requirements-Changes in Project and Budget-Prior Approval Requirements).. Unauthorized use of the HHS or NIH name or logo may result in imposition of civil monetary penalties (as provided in 42 CFR 1003).