For Researchers - Acknowledgements and Questionnaire Citations

Acknowledgement Statement for all Abstracts, Posters and Manuscripts

Acknowledgements are specific to the scope of your research. For example, there is a standard acknowledgement for researchers who use HR/CSC data, however if a researcher also uses DNA the acknowledgement must include recognition of the Biospecimen Processing facility.

Include the following statements in your publication:

The authors thank the UNC Health Registry/Cancer Survivorship Cohort (HR/CSC) participants for their important contributions. The HR/CSC is funded in part by the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s University Cancer Research Fund. This project was reviewed and approved by the Human Research Protections Program (IRB Number: 09-0605) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

For researchers using biospecimens, please also utilize the following relevant statements:

For studies involving blood products

BSP Acknowledgement - The authors would like to acknowledge the UNC Biospecimen Facility for our DNA extractions, blood processing, and storage and sample disbursement (

For studies involving tissue specimens

TPF Acknowledgement - The authors would like to acknowledge the UNC Tissue Procurement Facility for procurement, processing, storage and distribution of snap frozen and formalin-fixed paraffin embedded malignant and non-malignant tissue (including tumor tissue and adjacent or distant non-tumor tissue from the same surgery, when possible) (

Citing and Referencing of Scales used on Baseline General Questionnaires:

Questionnaire Sources

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