Acknowledgement in publications
All work performed in the OGSR should be acknowledged in scholarly reports, presentations, posters, papers, and publications.
Why acknowledge us
Proper acknowledgment provides a visible measure of the impact of Sylvester Shared Resources and is thus essential for our continued funding and support.
When to acknowledge
- Any time the OGSR provides services that support your research.
- If a staff member has made a significant intellectual contribution beyond routine services, please consider co‐authorship.
Where to acknowledge
- Scholarly reports
Format for the acknowledgment
Please acknowledge the OGSR as: "Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Onco-Genomics Shared Resource
Example: “We gratefully acknowledge library preparation and sequencing services provide by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Onco-Genomics Shared Resource (P30 CA240139).”
The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) provides guidelines for shared resources authorship on manuscripts. Important reasons for acknowledging contributions from shared resources in publications, by co‐authorship, or in an acknowledgments section, include:
- Shared Resource personnel are scientists. When they make a substantial intellectual and/or experimental contribution to a publication they deserve to be acknowledged just as any other co‐author.
- The sustainability of Shared Resources depends in part on proper acknowledgment in publications and in grant writing. These are important metrics of the value of most funding bodies and institutions. Proper acknowledgment of Shared Resources 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 personnel to advance in their careers, adding to the overall health of the Shared Resource.
Please visit the ABRF website for more information authorship guidelines for shared resources personnel.