Citing CCTS

Cite It!

The National Institutes of Health requires that investigators cite the CTSA grant if they:

  • Received funding through the CTSA
  • Used any CCTS services to support their research

The CCTS relies on these citations as a critical performance measure when reporting annual productivity to NIH.

If you used CCTS services, facilities or tools, including REDCap, the following text is recommended:

The project described was supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, through Grant UL1TR002003. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Research Environment for Grant Inclusion

Investigators often request language to describe the CCTS and/or a specific service or resource for inclusion in a grant application. The CCTS & UIC Facilities and Translational Research Resources document provides the CCTS descriptions necessary for most grants, as well as a summary of various translational health research resources throughout UIC.

If you require more  in-depth information, please contact CCTS Administration at


NIH Public Access Policy Requirements

The NIH Public Access Policy requires investigators to deposit an electronic version of articles resulting from NIH funding to PubMed Central (PMC) upon acceptance for publication. PubMed Central is the NIH digital archive of full-text biomedical and life sciences journal articles that allows free and unrestricted access. Manuscripts will need to be made publicly available no later than twelve months after the date of publication. For additional information on the Public Access Policy, visit the UIC University Library.

Most journals automatically deposit NIH funded manuscripts into the PMC system. Check the PMC System to determine if your journal participates in this service.

If your journal does not participate in this service or you did not include NIH funding information before publication, the NIH Manuscript Submission system has information on manually depositing a publication in PMC.

If you have been notified that you have a publication that is ‘stalled’ in the NIHMS, log in using your eRA commons account information to release this publication.

Guidelines for Co-Authorship

Co-authorship in scientific and scholarly publication should be addressed when the PI is working with a CCTS consultant. For guidance on when co-authorship is warranted, please refer to the following: