MWCCS investigators


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 Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), 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, David Hanna, 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 Topper), U01-HL146193; Chicago-Cook County CRS (Mardge Cohen, Audrey French, and Ryan Ross), U01-HL146245; Chicago-Northwestern CRS (Steven Wolinsky, Frank Palella, and Valentina Stosor), U01-HL146240; Northern California CRS (Bradley Aouizerat, Jennifer Price, and Phyllis Tien), U01-HL146242; Los Angeles CRS (Roger Detels and Matthew Mimiaga), 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, James B. Brock, Emily Levitan, and Deborah Konkle-Parker), U01-HL146192; UNC CRS (M. Bradley Drummond and Michelle Floris-Moore), 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), UL1-TR003098 (JHU ICTR), UL1-TR001881 (UCLA CTSI), P30-AI-050409 (Atlanta CFAR), P30-AI-073961 (Miami CFAR), P30-AI-050410 (UNC CFAR), P30-AI-027767 (UAB CFAR), P30-MH-116867 (Miami CHARM), UL1-TR001409 (DC CTSA), KL2-TR001432 (DC CTSA), and TL1-TR001431 (DC CTSA).

The authors gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the study participants and dedication of the staff at the MWCCS sites.

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.

For meta-analyses and multi-cohort analyses, brief reports or other publications with less than 1000 words, the following statement may be used:

Data in this manuscript were collected by MACS and WIHS, now the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study (MWCCS), which is supported by the National Institutes of Health. Full Acknowledgement may be found here.