All UA College of Medicine – Phoenix's Research Cores require formal acknowledgement in any publication, grant proposal, poster, scholarly report or presentation that contain data generated using instrumentation within the core.
If you are considering authorship of core laboratory members on your publication, please utilize the Recommended Guidelines for Authorship on Manuscripts outlined by the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF). Ultimately, the decision of co-authorship or acknowledgement is up to the senior author (or PI) on the publication.
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.
All self-usage and assisted core services requires formal acknowledgement in any publication, grant proposal, poster, scholarly report or presentation. Paying of core service fees does not omit authorship of core personnel on manuscripts that contain significant contributions from core personnel.
Why Should You Acknowledge the Research Cores?
Research Cores, and the scientists that run them, are under increasing pressure to demonstrate their value in the academic enterprise. A quantifiable measure 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 cores receive continued financial support.
Demonstrating the positive impact on the research enterprise at the college directly correlates with the ability to keep costs down, upgrade equipment and increase services that will advance your research program!
Verbiage for Acknowledgement to the Research Cores
The following language would be appropriate for acknowledgement in the Materials and Methods section:
- “___________ was performed by the ___________ 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 (insert core director's name), director of the ___________ Core at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, for providing ___________ service.“
Please help us keep track of the cores' contributions to research on campus by notifying the core director 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!
Research Core Directors
Biomedical Imaging CoreKurt Gustin, PhD
Director, Biomedical Imaging Core
Biostatistics and Study Design ServicesChengcheng Hu, PhD
Professor, Public Health
Biostatistics and Study Design ServicesJanet Foote, PhD
Assistant Professor, Public Health
Flow Cytometry Core
Molecular Discovery Core