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Acknowledgement Policy

Acknowledgement in publications

All work performed in each shared resource 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 a shared resource 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
  • Presentations
  • Posters
  • Papers
  • Publications

Format for the acknowledgment

Please acknowledge the shared resource as: "Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shared Resource Name (e.g. OGSR)”

Example: “We gratefully acknowledge library preparation and sequencing services provide by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Onco-Genomics Shared Resource.”

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 by formal mention in the acknowledgments section, include:

  • Core facility 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 existence of core facilities depends in part on proper acknowledgment in publications and in grant writing. These are important metrics of the value of most core facilities. Proper acknowledgment of core facilities 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 core personnel to advance in their careers, adding to the overall health of the core facility.

Please visit the ABRF website for more information authorship guidelines for shared resources personnel.

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