- Any publications involving materials, preliminary work, data or results from the Facilities should be sent a week before submission to whom it may concern. Please let the Facility know when theses studies are published so that we can track publications related to your work from the Core Facility.
- Intellectual interactions between resource and research scientists are essential to the success of each project. To the exclusion of any other condition laid out by the Facility, when Facility staff involvment goes beyond basic training and support or routine experiments, please consider whether to acknowledge the staff member(s) by name. When applicable, you may consider how much use you have made of staff time. When staff made a substantial contribution to research projects, that make a publication possible or significantly enhance its value (novel resource laboratory work and insight, experiment design, preparation, data production & analysis), it will be appropriate to include them as co-authors. 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. Overall, co-authorship or acknowledgment also helps core personnel to advance in their careers, adding to the general health of the core facility.
- The existence of core facilities depends in part on proper acknowledgment in publications. Publications are (here also) an important metrics. It has become increasingly important for our grant funding for work done in our Facilities to be acknowledged in any publications that use them. Your acknowledgements are used by the supporting bodies in deciding whether or not to continue funding the Facilities (staff & equipment). Their funding of the Facilities keeps your academic user fees low and allow the Facilities to continue to provide their essential services in the best ways possible.
In any cases, a simple sentence in the acknowledgement or Material/Methods sections, similar to the following ones: "[experiments] were performed at the [facility name] Facility"/"[analysis] for this project was done on instruments in the [facility name] Facility". This holds true even when facility staff is co-author.
When appropriate, acknowledgement of particular staff should be included, using any sentence such as "The authors thank [staff name] for the help with [manuscript preparation, sample preparation, data acquisition, data interpretation, analytical method development, helpful discussions, technical advice]."
Moreover, some systems require specific acknowledgment wording, based on their funding arrangements (mostly ANR grants). Please contact the above mentionned facilities for the instruments lists or automatically include the following in your paper:
IPAM: for any experiment involving fluorescence : "This facility is supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR-10-INBS-04 FBI)"
MGX: for any experiment involving the NGS facility "The authors acknowledge the financial support from the France Génomique National Infrastructure, funded as part of "Investissement d'Avenir" program managed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (contract ANR-10-INBS-09)".
MRI: "We acknowledge the imaging facility MRI, member of the national infrastructure France-BioImaging infrastructure supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR-10-INBS-04, «Investments for the future»)".
PIBBS: for NMR, EM, cristallography & AFM experiments : "PIBBS is supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR-10-INBS-05 FRISBI)", for any MARS experiment "This facility is supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR-10-INBS-04 FBI)"
RHEM: for any experiment: "We acknowledge the “Réseau d’Histologie Expérimentale de Montpellier” - RHEM facility supported by SIRIC Montpellier Cancer (Grant INCa_Inserm_DGOS_12553), the european regional development foundation and the occitanian region (FEDER-FSE 2014-2020 Languedoc Roussillon) for processing our animal tissues, histology technics and expertise".