This page contains links to all the resources necessary to apply the NIHR Identity, which is part of the NHS brand.


This guidance is for everyone who needs to name or otherwise feature the NIHR including:

  • researchers who hold NIHR awards, for example, from a training or research programme or who are Senior Investigators
  • communicators, managers and directors from all parts of the NIHR
  • press officers, graphic designers or other issuers/producers of NIHR-related material, for example, based in NHS trusts, universities, consultancies and publishers
  • funding partners such as charities, industry and Government bodies.


The resources include:

  • the NIHR Identity Guidelines
  • NIHR logotypes, stamps and other visual identifiers
  • the NIHR policy on digital engagement
  • a photo consent form
  • templates including slides and campaign materials.


If you have any questions about how to apply the NIHR Identity please email ccfcomms@nihr.ac.uk with the details, attaching any drafts.

Please note that the NIHR notes to editors (boilerplate) has changed. The new NIHR boilerplate is:

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR): improving the health and wealth of the nation through research.

 Established by the Department of Health and Social Care, the NIHR:

  • funds high quality research to improve health
  • trains and supports health researchers
  • provides world-class research facilities
  • works with the life sciences industry and charities to benefit all
  • involves patients and the public at every step.

For further information, visit the NIHR website www.nihr.ac.uk.

Materials for One NIHR website