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Recognizing the core

It is essential that the use of the BioFrontiers Advanced Light Microscopy Core is acknowledged in your publications, presentations, and posters. Acknowledgements allow us to demonstrate our impact on the local scientific community and helps us procure funding to acquire new imaging technologies and provide cutting edge services. Please see below for sample acknowledgement statements.

Co-authorship or Acknowledgement for staff?

We support the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities' authorship guidelines. Our personnel are scientists and deserve to be appropriately credited as co-authors. If a staff member has made a significant intellectual and/or experimental contribution beyond routine imaging or analysis, they should be listed as a co-author, even if you are paying for a service.

To help you determine the appropriate level of credit, here are some examples of contributions that should count towards co-authorship:

  • Developing an imaging protocol
  • Developing new code or software for image and data analysis
  • Substantial data collection (e.g., acquiring datasets which are used in publication)
  • Any image and/or data analysis that leads to a figure or result in a paper
  • Contribution to writing, including methods, in a paper

The following are examples that should be acknowledged but might not necessarily count towards co-authorship:

  • Routine training on microscope operation
  • Troubleshooting microscope operating issues
  • Assistance with debugging code, unless new functions or algorithms were required to solve the issue
  • Assistance with uploading code on GitHub etc.

Acknowledgement statements

Sample acknowledgement statements, including funding information can be found in the expandable boxes below. Please feel free to modify the statements below as necessary while keeping the appropriate award and RRID information.

Nikon Widefield
The imaging work was performed at the BioFrontiers Institute Advanced Light Microscopy Core (RRID: SCR_018302). The Nikon Ti-E Widefield is supported by NIH grant R01CA107098S1.

Nikon A1R Laser Scanning Confocal and TIRF

For laser scanning confocal microscopy: The imaging work was performed at the BioFrontiers Institute Advanced Light Microscopy Core (RRID: SCR_018302). Laser scanning confocal microscopy was performed on an Nikon A1R microscope supported by NIST-CU Cooperative Agreement award number 70NANB15H226.

For TIRF microscopy: The imaging work was performed at the BioFrontiers Institute Advanced Light Microscopy Core (RRID: SCR_018302). TIRF microscopy was performed on an Nikon A1R microscope supported by NIST-CU Cooperative Agreement award number 70NANB15H226.

Nikon Spinning Disk Confocal
The imaging work was performed at the BioFrontiers Institute Advanced Light Microscopy Core (RRID: SCR_018302). Spinning disc confocal microscopy was performed on Nikon Ti-E microscope supported by the BioFrontiers Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Nikon NSTORM

For super resolution imaging: The imaging work was performed at the BioFrontiers Institute Advanced Light Microscopy Core (RRID: SCR_018302). Super resolution microscopy was performed on a Nikon Ti-E microscope supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

For TIRF microscopy: The imaging work was performed at the BioFrontiers Institute Advanced Light Microscopy Core (RRID: SCR_018302). TIRF microscopy was performed on a Nikon Ti-E microscope supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Molecular Devices ImageXpress
The imaging work was performed at the BioFrontiers Institute Advanced Light Microscopy Core (RRID: SCR_018302). The Molecular Devices ImageXpress is supported by NIH grant 1S10RR026680-01A1.

PerkinElmer Opera Phenix
The imaging work was performed at the BioFrontiers Institute Advanced Light Microscopy Core (RRID: SCR_018302). The PerkinElmer Opera Phenix is supported by NIH grant 1S10OD025072.

Imaris Workstation
The data analysis and visualization work was performed at the BioFrontiers Institute Advanced Light Microscopy Core (RRID: SCR_018302). The Analysis Workstation and the software package Imaris were supported by NIH 1S10RR026680-01A1.

Elements Workstation
The data analysis and visualization work was performed at the BioFrontiers Institute Advanced Light Microscopy Core (RRID: SCR_018302).

Staff-assisted Image Analysis
Image and data analysis was performed by <name of staff> at the BioFrontiers Institute Advanced Light Microscopy Core (RRID: SCR_018302).

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