Cite the Grant

SCTR’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) provides essential infrastructure, resources, and services that support clinical and translational research at MUSC and across South Carolina. Publications are key to showing Congress, the NIH, and our partners that SCTR is effective at facilitating translational research. Help SCTR to continue to provide essential support for clinical and translational research by using our citation guidelines to credit the CTSA grant.

Citation Guidance

Investigators are required to acknowledge federal funding on research publications, press releases, requests for proposals, bid invitations, and other documents supported in whole or in part with NIH funds. Authors are required to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy, which includes submission, upon acceptance for publication, of an electronic version of the final, peer-reviewed manuscript to PubMed Central.

When Are You Required to Cite the CTSA grant?

  • When the research was directly funded by SCTR: pilot projects awards, tech development grants, Community-Engaged Scholar Program awards, Research Nexus subsidy awards, KL2 & TL1 support 
  • When the research benefited from SCTR-funded faculty or staff
  • When the research relied on SCTR services, resources, facilities, tools, or consults, such as: SUCCESS Center, research navigation, biostatistics, informatics, regulatory support, recruitment/marketing, Research Nexus & Lab, Coordination & Management study coordination, technology consults (Research Opportunities, TACHL), study design, community engagement and special populations consults
  • Resources: biospecimens, toolkits, training workshops, courses, seminars
  • Facilities: Research Nexus space, biospecimens/sample storage
  • Informatics Tools: REDCap, clinical data warehouse, SCresearch.org

When Should You Consider Citing the CTSA Grant?

If CTSA involvement is less direct, the decision to cite the CTSA grant is at the discretion of the author(s):

  • When SCTR provided technical assistance or navigation, which includes scientific retreat support and training sessions (e.g., Lunch-n-Learns, workshops)
  • When the research benefited from faculty with partial salary support from the CTSA grant

Recommended Citation Language 

Citation language for activities supported after August 13, 2015:

“This publication [or project] was supported, in part, by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Grant Number UL1 TR001450. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”

“This publication [or project] was supported, in part, by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Grant Numbers KL2 TR001452 & UL1 TR001450. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”

“ This publication [or project] was supported, in part, by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Grant Numbers TL1 TR001451 & UL1 TR001450. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health."

Study data were collected and managed using REDCap electronic data capture tools* hosted by the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Science (SCTR) Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina. REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based application designed to support data capture for research studies. It provides an intuitive interface for validated data entry, audit trails for tracking data manipulation, automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to common statistical packages, and procedures for importing data from external sources. 

REDCap at SCTR is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Grant Number UL1 TR001450.

*Harris PA, Taylor R, Thielke R, Payne J, Gonzalez N, Conde JG. Research electronic data capture (REDCap) - A metadata methodology and workflow process for providing translational research informatics support, J Biomed Inform. 2009 Apr:42(2):377-81.  

If your publication (or project) was supported by SCTR before August 13, 2015, please contact the SUCCESS Center for the correct grant number.