Co-authorship is generally expected when core personnel
have made significant contributions to the research in the form of
consultation, experimental design, method development, data analysis and/or
data interpretation. Significant is
defined as “the project would not have progressed, or progressed at a
substantially slower pace, without the guidance of facility personnel”. In such cases, core personnel should have the
opportunity to review and edit the appropriate sections of a manuscript before
Acknowledgement of facility contributions is expected in
publications that include any data generated in the facility. For example, when fee-for-service is performed
with no method development and minimum effort by Core personnel. An example of an appropriate acknowledgement
is “The authors wish to thank the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy,
Mass Spectrometry Facility for analyzing samples”.
Please inform us when relevant publications are accepted
and forward us a copy for our records.
We may also post citation information on our website. This information is vital to the continued
support of the facility.
We are very happy to provide letters of support and
assistance in grant writing. For letters
of support, please allow at least 2 weeks from the time of your request. Please furnish the following information:
Title of grant, agency to which you are submitting the grant, your title and
mailing address, and 1-3 sentences on the goals (or specific aims) of your
Our facility is also dependent on grant support for
long-term success and we appreciate your support in keeping the facility
funded. To determine if percent effort
by core personnel is required, please consider the following:
- Does the
proposal include a specific aim(s) that focuses on mass spectrometry?
- Is method
development is required?
- Are there
large numbers of samples are to be analyzed?
- Would the
aim or proposal not receive a favorable review without the support of Core
- Would the
project not have progressed, or progressed at a substantially slower pace,
without the guidance of facility personnel?