NIH Citing and Resources


NIH Citing and Acknowledging the National Cancer Institute U54 Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE) Award

Why acknowledge the NCI U54 grant?
Initiated in 2001, the National Cancer Institute’s Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE), is a program that enables institutions serving underserved health disparity populations and underrepresented students and NCI-designated Cancer Centers to train scientists from diverse backgrounds in cancer research and to effectively deliver cancer advances to underserved communities. Publications are the key metric that Congress and the National Institutes of Health use to demonstrate effective use of grant funding.

When you cite ChicagoCHEC’s NCI U54 grants, you will be helping:

  • ChicagoCHEC demonstrate productivity toward its aims and effectively compete for NCI U54 renewal.
  • NU, UIC, and NEIU researchers, trainees, and students maintain ChicagoCHEC funding.
  • NIH demonstrate measurable results to Congress to continue funding the NCI U54 PACHE program.

Who should cite the ChicagoCHEC grant?

As ChicagoCHEC supports research, education, and community engagement infrastructure at Northwestern University, Northeastern Illinois University, and University of Illinois at Chicago, all publications and products that touches ChicagoCHEC in some way should cite the ChicagoCHEC grants. Individuals who must cite the grants in their work include the following groups:

  1. Investigators and trainees should link all manuscripts that result from work done while funded by ChicagoCHEC and any downstream publications that flow from ChicagoCHEC funded research or program activities.
  2. Individuals directly funded by ChicagoCHEC cores, or project, pilot, partnership development grants.
  3. Individuals who use ChicagoCHEC resources or services (offered by cores, projects, pilots, or partnership development projects) for any project or publications.

How do I cite and acknowledge the ChicagoCHEC grant in my publications and products?

The acknowledgment must site all three NCI grants: U54CA202995, U54CA202997, and U54CA203000. The following disclaimer should be used:

“Research reported in this publication was supported, in part, by the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute, Grant Numbers U54CA202995, U54CA202997, and U54CA203000. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”


What is considered a product or publication?

Products and publications that should include an acknowledgment of the ChicagoCHEC grant include:

  • Research and technical papers
  • Preprints
  • Conference presentations
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Journals and books
  • Oral histories
  • Video and audio recordings of speeches and events
  • Photographs of events, buildings, people
  • Digitized photographs, documents, and art prints
  • Key project documents

If you have a question on whether or not your product or publication should include acknowledgement, please contact Jen Cooper, Northwestern University Planning and Evaluation Manager, at [email protected].


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