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CIC Facility and Staff Acknowledgements

Acknowledging the Cell Imaging Center Core and Facility Staff in your research publications

The CIC provides access to shared research instrumentation to users and faculty and facility staff provide essential services and guidance to facility users. Proper acknowledgment of staff helps them advance their careers. Acknowledgments of the facility serve as a metric for assessing the value of the facility and its staff to Drexel’s research and educational missions and impact financial support for operations and expansion.

Core Acknowledgment – If the research reported includes data obtained on CIC instruments, please include an acknowledgement of the “Cell Imaging Center at Drexel University” in the publication. Sample acknowledgment: “Confocal experiments and image analysis with Imaris were conducted at Drexel University’s Cell Imaging Center, RRID:SCR_022689”

Equipment Funding Acknowledgment – CIC instruments acquired through grants may require acknowledgments that include a specific award number. Current instrumentation grants will be listed on this page and in documentation provided by staff. 

Staff Acknowledgment – If a facility staff member provided support through advanced training, sample preparation or guidance in experimental design or data analysis, please include the staff member in the acknowledgment as well as the CIC. Sample staff acknowledgement: “We thank the Dr. Harini Sreenivasappa for expert assistance with ____ experiments and analysis.” 

Staff Co-authorship – Please discuss co-authorship with facility staff in cases where they have made (or are asked to make) a significant and essential intellectual contribution to a research project submitted for publication.