Acknowledging Facility in publications
Acknowledging the contribution of our research facilities provides a mechanism to demonstrate their success thus increasing their visibility internally and externally. In turn, this generates additional income to the School through external collaborations, it raises our profile within the UK and internationally, and it strengthens our funding applications and REF cases.
Please routinely note the contributions made by research facilities and staff in all publications.
As a matter of courtesy, and for your own benefit, please send a copy of the draft publication to the facility prior to submission. Facility staff can help spot errors in methods or presentation of results, and it provides an opportunity for them to ensure you have acknowledged them correctly.
Please communicate with, and acknowledge, specific facility staff if they were involved in performing experiments or provided more involved training/advice/work for you. Please make sure you consider co-authorship if their contributions go beyond this.
Please include this standard text
This research was conducted with material produced with the assistance of the Edinburgh Genome Foundry, an engineering biology research facility specialising in the modular, automated assembly of DNA constructs at the University of Edinburgh.