Publication Terms by Sponsor

MIT Standard Terms (apply unless Sponsor specifies otherwise)

  • Sponsor review is not required prior to publication unless the terms of the agreement, including any confidentiality provisions, require it

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

  • Acknowledgment required: Not specified in the regulations, but typically expected in all releases of information.
  • Disclaimer required: Not specified in the regulations, but typically expected in all releases of information except scientific articles.
  • Copies to Sponsor: Not specified in the regulations, but typically expected to Technical Representative at the time of submission for publication.

Army Research Office (ARO) and Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

  • Acknowledgment required:  in any publication “This material is based upon work supported by, or in part by, the U. S. Army Research Laboratory and the U. S. Army Research Office under contract/grant number”.
  • Disclaimer required: Not specified in the regulations, but typically expected in all releases of information except scientific articles.
  • Copies to Sponsor:  expected to Technical Representative at the time of submission for publication.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

  • Under Construction

Department of Energy (DOE) – Office of Science

  • Acknowledgement: Required in all publications "This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Award Number(s) [Enter the award number(s)]."
  • Disclaimer: required in all publications: “This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof."
  • Copies to Sponsor: Copies of manuscripts prepared for publication should be submitted when appropriate, or with the final report. All publications should be cited in the DOE Energy Citations Database

National Aeronautics and  Space Administration (NASA)

  • Acknowledgment required All information disseminated as a result of the grant shall acknowledge NASA’s support and identify the grant by number (e.g., ‘‘the material is based upon work supported by NASA under award No(s) xxxxxxxxxx, etc.’’).
  • Disclaimer Required: Except for articles or papers published in scientific, technical, or professional journals, the exposition of results from NASA supported research should also include the following disclaimer: ‘‘Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.’’
  • Copies to Sponsor
    1. The original report, in both hard copy and electronic format, to the Technical Officer.
    2. One copy to the NASA Grant Officer, with a notice to the Administrative Grant Officer, (when administration of the grant has been delegated to ONR), that a report was sent.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

  • Under Construction

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Acknowledgment required:  Research reported in this [publication/press release] was supported by [name of the Institute(s), Center, or other NIH offices] of the National Institutes of Health under award number [specific NIH grant number(s) in this format: R01GM987654].
  • Disclaimer required: "The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health."
  • Copies Required:  The PI is responsible for the submittal of all peer reviewed manuscripts, resultant from this award, to NIH's PubMed Central within 12 months of publication.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

  • Acknowledgment and Disclaimer required: in all publications "This (report/video, etc.) was prepared by (PI name) using Federal Funds under award (enter number) from NOAA. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA or the US Department of Commerce. 
  • Copies to Sponsor: send to the Program officer, promptly after publication, referencing the specific award number.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Acknowledgment required: in all publications "This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (NSF grant number)."
  • Disclaimer required: in all publications except scientific articles and papers: "Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."
  • Copies to Sponsor: send to the Program officer, promptly after publication, referencing the specific award number.

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

  • Acknowledgment required: when releasing information relating to this Grant, the release shall include a statement to the effect that the project or effort undertaken was or is sponsored by the Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research.
  • Disclaimer required: any publication, including web pages, but not including scientific articles, must include: “Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Naval Research.”
  • Copies to Sponsor: provide draft copies of papers to Technical Representative when submitting for publication, and final following publication.