Shared Resource Lab personnel are scientists. When they make a substantial intellectual and/or experimental contribution to a publication, they deserve to be acknowledged.
The existence of Shared Resource Labs depends in part on proper acknowledgment in publications. This is an important metric of the value of most SRLs. These acknowledgements are critical to the survival of SRLs as they are used to satisfy the requirements of federal grants. Proper acknowledgment of SRLs enables them to obtain financial and other support so that they may continue to provide their essential services in the best ways possible. It also helps SRL personnel to advance in their careers, adding to the overall health of the SRL.
SRLs should always be included in the acknowledgment section of publications which include contributions from said facilities. Such contributions could include:
- Paid technical aid
- Writing assistance
- Financial and material support
- Scientific advice
- Funding sources for the SRL may require acknowledgement specifically
To help in tracking acknowledgments, we ask that you include the Research Resource Identifiers (RRID) number of the CU | AMC ImmunoMicro Flow Cytometry Shared Resource, RRID:SCR_021321.
This Shared Resource Laboratory is listed on the Association of Biomolecular Resources Facilities CoreMarketplace at the following links:
Examples of Acknowledgments
[Technique/technology] was performed by the ImmunoMicro Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Laboratory at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, which receives financial support from [sponsor name (grant number)]. RRID:SCR_021321.
We thank The University of Colorado ImmunoMicro Flow Cytometry Shared Resource Laboratory, especially [staff name], for their assistance with [technique/technology]. CU | AMC ImmunoMicro Flow Cytometry Shared Resource, RRID:SCR_021321.
Contributions from resource scientists that involve novel resource laboratory work and insight, experimental design, or advanced data analysis that make a publication possible or significantly enhance its value require co-authorship as the appropriate acknowledgment. Each author should participate at a level that enables him/her/them to accept responsibility for the content of the manuscript.
- Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work beyond routine practices; AND
- Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
- Final approval of the version to be published; AND
- Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.