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Acknowledgement Guidelines


The CCIB DNA Core would be grateful for formal acknowledgement in any publication, grant proposal, poster, scholarly report or presentation that contain data generated by our team. Thank you!

Why should you consider acknowledging the 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.

How do you acknowledge the Core?

  • The following language would be appropriate for acknowledgement in the Materials and Methods section:

    __________________ was performed by the CCIB DNA Core Facility at Massachusetts General Hospital (Cambridge, MA).

  • The following language would be appropriate for acknowledgement at the end of the manuscript:

    We thank the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology (CCIB) at Massachusetts General Hospital for the use of the CCIB DNA Core Facility (Cambridge, MA), which provided ________________ service.

  • Core facility personnel are scientists. If a staff member of the facility contributes above and beyond the standard service agreement for experimental work and/or makes a substantial intellectual contribution beyond routine sample or data interpretation, it would be thoughtful to include her/him in the acknowledgements or to name that staff member on the publication just as any other co-author.

    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.


If you'd like to help us keeping track of our contributions, please let us know 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!