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Our visual identity

Whether you are from an NIHR-funded research team or organisation, or we have otherwise enabled your research, you will find a starting point here to fulfil acknowledgement of our funding, support or designation.

Our visual identity enables us to:

  • unify our distributed organisation
  • convey the breadth and reach of our funding and support across health and social care research
  • acknowledge our partnerships with the NHS and others. 

Our guidance and resources will help you to use our logos and other design elements in your own communications, websites and presentations (see tabs below).  

On launch in February 2019, Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health and Social Care said:

Over the last 12 years, the NIHR has transformed research in and for the NHS. The NHS and its patients continues to be at the centre of the NIHR, but it also has a critical role to play in public health and social care practice beyond the NHS. The new NIHR identity reflects that wider UK health landscape and also research the NIHR is funding to improve the health of the most vulnerable people in low and middle-income countries



Funded by an NIHR research programme?

Visit the manage your research project pages for information and research outputs and publications guidance to download the ‘Funded by NIHR’ logo to use on your posters, websites and presentations.

Funded by the NIHR Global Health Programme? 

Visit the manage your Global Health project page to download  a combined ‘Funded by NIHR’ logo and UK aid logo to use on your posters, websites and presentations.

Funded through the NIHR Academy? 

Visit the career development pages for advice on research outputs.

Funded through part of the NIHR infrastructure - a Centre, School or Unit? Local Clinical Research Network? 

Contact the relevant NIHR Communications Manager for access to NIHR templates and other resources (see section for Communications Managers).



Has part of the NIHR supported your research in some way - delivery, expertise and/or facilities?

We support research funded by other funders including industry, charities and other partners.

We have created a  ‘Supported by NIHR’ logo (see visuals below) so that users of our Network or wider research infrastructure can use it to demonstrate our support through study delivery, expertise or dedicated facilities. You can also name and link to the NIHR in your press release relating to our support.

The logo can be positioned on websites (above the 'fold' so that it is visible without having to scroll down the page - but not in the header) and in print such as on posters/flyers (below the 'fold' so in the bottom half of the page), and in presentations (final slide or wherever you are referring to location details of the study). 

If you do use the this logo, please also name the relevant part of the NIHR in the acknowledgements.

The logo can be downloaded at the link below.

NIHR also partners with other organisations in a corporate fashion, such as a joint funding of scheme, in which case the NIHR logo or relevant sub-logo would apply (see Contacts for advice).

Download - NIHR Supported by logo

Comms managers

Are you the lead for communications in your part of the NIHR?

We provide support for applying NIHR's visual identity across the NIHR, which you can also share with your web or graphic designer.

Please contact the Comms team in the Coordinating Centre that manages your part of the NIHR (see Contact tab) for guidance on:

  • how, when and where to apply our identity and your NIHR sub-logo if applicable
  • accessing NIHR logos, fonts, design motifs and colour palette
  • templates and worked examples including for PowerPoint, Word and research posters
  • our style guide, use of imagery and when partner logos apply
  • other comms resources.

Press officers

Issuing a press release related to NIHR research?

Visit our press office page for NIHR’s boilerplate and guidance for when and who to contact to notify the NIHR about your press release.


Working with a part of the NIHR to design a website or as a graphic designer for other materials or platforms?

Ask your NIHR comms contact for details of NIHR's visual identity.


Who to contact 

Advice on NIHR's visual identity is available from Communications Teams in our Coordinating Centres.

Select according to the part of the NIHR relating to your identity query as follows:

NIHR Academy Communications Team

  • NIHR Academy Members
  • Career development programmes 

NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination Communications Team 

  • NIHR Evidence and evidence user community
  • Involving patients, the public and communities in research

NIHR Clinical Research Network Communications Team 

  • Clinical Research Network
  • Study Support Service
  • Specialties and Local Clinical Research Networks

NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre Communications Team

  • Research programmes (Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation, Health Services and Delivery Research, Health Technology Assessment, Public Health Research and Systematic Reviews)
  • Global Health Research Units and Groups

NIHR Central Commissioning Facility Communications Team 

  • Research programmes (Programme Grants for Applied Research, Programme Development Grants, Policy Research Programme, Research for Patient Benefit, Invention for Innovation, AI in Health and Care Award)
  • Global Health Research Centres and research programme (Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation - RIGHT)
  • Research units, schools, facilities and other services (Blood and Transplant Research Units, Health Protection Research Units, Policy Research Units,Innovation Observatory, Research Design Service, Research Schools - Primary Care/Social Care/Public Health, Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre)
  • Research infrastructure (Biomedical Research Centres, BioResource, Applied Research Collaborations, Clinical Research Facilities, Medtech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operatives, Patient Safety Translational Research Centres)
  • Senior Investigators