Electron Microscopy

Acknowledging Facilities 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. 


Standard text to include:

Cryo-EM: Data/Grid screening was acquired/performed in the Cryo-EM facility in School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. The Cryo-EM facility was set up with funding from the Wellcome (087658/Z/08/Z) and SULSA. Martin R. Singleton (MRS) is supported by School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh and Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology [203149]

Transmission EM: The authors would like to acknowledge Stephen Mitchell at the School of Biological Sciences Electron Microscopy unit for assistance with EM.  We acknowledge the support of the Wellcome Multi User Equipment Grant (WT104915MA).

FIB-SEM: Please contact facility manager directly for details.