Publications & Acknowledgement
As of April 7, 2008, the NIH requires investigators with a publication using any NIH-funded shared resources to submit (or have submitted for them) their final, peer reviewed manuscripts to PubMed Central(PMC) upon acceptance of publication, to be made publicly available within 12 months of publication. Many journals automatically submit these for authors, but assistance is also available through the UF Health Science Center Library.
Why Cite the Contributions of a Core?
It’s the science that speaks for us! Research Cores are under increasing pressure to demonstrate their value in the academic enterprise. A visible measure of the impact of core facilities is the number of Core-contributed publications. Thus, proper acknowledgement of these contributions in publications and in grant proposals is essential for their continued support. Core facility personnel are valued scientists; when they make a substantial contribution to a publication, they deserve to be acknowledged like any other co-author. The existence of the CTAC relies on proper acknowledgment in publications and awards. Proper acknowledgment of the CTAC helps us to obtain support so that we may continue to provide services to the best of our abilities.
Please include the following information in the acknowledgements section of any publication resulting from services provided by or facilities use by the Cell & Tissue Analysis Core:
1. The name of the specific facility(ies) used in the scope of your research or project. (in-vivo, in-vitro or histology)
2. Clearly state how the personnel (if applicable) and core contributed to your research.
3. As the McKnight Brain Institute provides the fiscal support of the Core, please note their role and give appropriate attribution..
There is a standard acknowledgement statement that can be used further below. If you have any questions about correctly attributing the Cores in a publication or award, please contact us.
What types of publication should have an acknowledgement?
All work performed in the CTAC should be acknowledged in scholarly reports, presentations, posters, papers, and all other publications.
If research supported by the Cell & Tissue Analysis Core results in publication, please acknowledge this support by including the following in your publication(s):
“The data presented herein were obtained at the Cell & Tissue Analysis Core, which is a McKnight Brain Institute core research facility at the University of Florida. The facility is funded through user fees and the generous financial support of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida. We thank the Cell & Tissue Analysis Core at the McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida for the use of the [instrument name here], which provided [service].”
Last, when you do acknowledge the CTAC, please do let us know! We will be happy to highlight your research on our website as one of the laboratories we have assisted.