Acknowledging Facility in Publications
Please routinely note the contributions made by research facilities and staff in all 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.
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.
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This work was supported by the Edinburgh Protein Production Facility (EPPF) and the Centre Core Grants (092076 and 203149) to the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh.