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Mass Spectrometry Facility

Authorship and Grant Assistance


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 submission.

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.

Grant Assista​nce

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 proposal. 

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:

  1. Does the proposal include a specific aim(s) that focuses on mass spectrometry?
  2. Is method development is required?
  3. Are there large numbers of samples are to be ​analyzed?
  4. Would the aim or proposal not receive a favorable review without the support of Core personnel?
  5. Would the project not have progressed, or progressed at a substantially slower pace, without the guidance of facility personnel?