Acknowledgements of Federal Support


Peer Reviewed Articles and Technical Papers

For peer reviewed and technical papers, the following acknowledgment of support is required:

For work directly supported by DOE Office of Science Financial Assistance (i.e., Grants and Cooperative Agreements):

Acknowledgment: “This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of [insert the sponsoring SC Program Office, e.g., Basic Energy Sciences], [Add any additional acknowledgements or information requested by the sponsoring SC Program Office] under Award Number(s) [Enter the award number(s)].”

example: “This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences Energy Frontier Research Centers program under Award Number DE-SC-0001234.”

For work supported by DOE Office of Science funding at a National Laboratory:

Acknowledgment: “This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of [insert the sponsoring SC Program Office, e.g., Basic Energy Sciences], [Add any additional acknowledgements or information requested by the sponsoring SC Program Office] [optional: under contract number XXXXXX ].”

For work done at an Office of Science User Facility:

The acknowledgments should include the name of the user facility and should identify the facility as “a DOE Office of Science User Facility.”

example: “This research used resources of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, which is a DOE Office of Science User Facility.”


News Releases, Public-Facing Web, Mailing, and Social Media

For news releases, public-facing web stories, features, or narratives, posted to the web or sent to public mailing or social media lists:

  1. For work supported by the DOE Office of Science:

    DOE Office of Science support for research should be acknowledged in the text, along with the SC Program Office(s) responsible for the funding.

    example: “This work was supported by the DOE Office of Science (Office of Basic Energy Sciences).”

    The reference to the SC Program Office will be deleted before the release is returned, but it is helpful for the review to know which Program Office was responsible.

  2. For work done BY an Office of Science National Laboratory:

    • On first reference, the name of the laboratory should read “…the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory…”
    • The following “boilerplate” text must appear at the end of the item or release, “The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy. The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov.”
  3. For Work for Others performed AT an Office of Science National Laboratory:

    • On first reference, the name of the Laboratory should read “…the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory…”
    • The following “boilerplate” text must appear at the end of the item or release, “The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy. The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov.”
  4. For work done at an Office of Science User Facility:

    • Use of the facility should be credited, and it should be identified somewhere in the text as “a DOE Office of Science User Facility.”

Visual Presentations

For visual presentations, such as posters and electronic slides, of work that was supported by the Office of Science, or was done at an Office of Science National Laboratory or User Facility, we encourage the use of the Office of Science logo in accordance with published policies and guidelines.

Office of Science logo downloads and visual usage guidelines

Last modified: 7/17/2014 9:32:29 AM