MACS/WIHS CCS Acknowledgement

For current manuscripts using data collected under the former-MACS or former-WIHS, this updated funding acknowledgment should be used. It can be prefaced with any of the following sentences, as appropriate and preferred by study authors:

  • Data in this manuscript were collected by the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study (MWCCS), or
  • Data in this manuscript were collected by the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), now the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study (MWCCS), or
  • Data in this manuscript were collected by the Womens Interagency HIV Study, now the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study (MWCCS)

The opening sentence should then be followed with this funding acknowledgement:

The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). MWCCS (Principal Investigators): Atlanta CRS (Ighovwerha Ofotokun, Anandi Sheth, and Gina Wingood), U01-HL146241; Baltimore CRS (Todd Brown and Joseph Margolick), U01-HL146201; Bronx CRS (Kathryn Anastos and Anjali Sharma), U01-HL146204; Brooklyn CRS (Deborah Gustafson and Tracey Wilson), U01-HL146202; Data Analysis and Coordination Center (Gypsyamber D’Souza, Stephen Gange and Elizabeth Golub), U01-HL146193; Chicago-Cook County CRS (Mardge Cohen and Audrey French), U01-HL146245; Chicago-Northwestern CRS (Steven Wolinsky), U01-HL146240; Northern California CRS (Bradley Aouizerat, Jennifer Price, and Phyllis Tien), U01-HL146242; Los Angeles CRS (Roger Detels), U01-HL146333; Metropolitan Washington CRS (Seble Kassaye and Daniel Merenstein), U01-HL146205; Miami CRS (Maria Alcaide, Margaret Fischl, and Deborah Jones), U01-HL146203; Pittsburgh CRS (Jeremy Martinson and Charles Rinaldo), U01-HL146208; UAB-MS CRS (Mirjam-Colette Kempf, Jodie Dionne-Odom, and Deborah Konkle-Parker), U01-HL146192; UNC CRS (Adaora Adimora), U01-HL146194. The MWCCS is funded primarily by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), with additional co-funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), National Institute On Aging (NIA), National Institute Of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke (NINDS), National Institute Of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute On Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute Of Nursing Research (NINR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and in coordination and alignment with the research priorities of the National Institutes of Health, Office of AIDS Research (OAR). MWCCS data collection is also supported by UL1-TR000004 (UCSF CTSA), P30-AI-050409 (Atlanta CFAR), P30-AI-050410 (UNC CFAR), and P30-AI-027767 (UAB CFAR).

The above acknowledgement is recommended for use in all papers, but investigators may tailor it to include only funding from sites that participated (i.e. collected data used for the paper) if they wish. The DACC grant (U01-HL146193) should be acknowledged for all papers using MWCCS, former-MACS, or former-WIHS data.

Please add the following paragraph to the acknowledgments when publishing a cancer-related manuscript:

We would like to acknowledge the National Program of Cancer Registries of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the funds that helped support the collection and availability of the cancer registry data and thank the following state cancer registries for their help: AL, CA, FL, GA, IL, MD, MS, NY, NC, PA, and VA. The authors assume full responsibility for analyses and interpretations of these data.

Suggested data availability statement if requested by the journal:

Access to individual-level data from the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study Data (MWCCS) may be obtained upon review and approval of a MWCCS concept sheet.  Links and instructions for online concept sheet submission are on the study website (