The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix's Molecular Analysis Core requires formal acknowledgement or staff authorship in any publication, grant proposal, poster, scholarly report or presentation that contain data generated using instrumentation within the core.
All work involving significant intellectual contributions, project design, writing and anything beyond routine analysis by core personnel should receive authorship on publications, posters, reports and presentations. Please utilize the Recommended Guidelines for Authorship on Manuscripts outlined by the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF). Paying of core service fees does not omit authorship of core personnel on manuscripts that contain significant contributions from core personnel.
All self-usage and assisted Molecular Analysis Core services requires formal acknowledgement in any publication, grant proposal, poster, scholarly report or presentation.
Why Should You Acknowledge the Molecular Analysis Core?
Research Cores — and the scientists that run them — are under increasing pressure to demonstrate their value in the academic enterprise. An important metric of the impact of core facilities is the number of publications, patent applications, presentations and grant submissions that utilize core services. Thus, proper acknowledgement of these contributions in publications and in grant proposals is essential for ensuring that the Molecular Analysis Core receives continued financial support. The better we can demonstrate our positive impact on the research enterprise at the College of Medicine – Phoenix, the stronger the case we can make for keeping costs down, new equipment upgrades and increased services that will advance your research program!
Verbiage for Acknowledgement to the Molecular Analysis Core
The following language would be appropriate for acknowledgement in the Materials and Methods section:
- “___________ was performed by the Molecular Analysis Core Facility at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix.”
The following language would be appropriate for acknowledgement at the end of the manuscript:
- “We thank Dr. Timothy Marlowe, director of the Molecular Analysis Core at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, for providing ___________ service.”
Please help us keep track of the core’s contributions to research on campus by emailing us when your research is published or a grant is awarded. Send us a link to your publication, too, so that we can feature it on our website!