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Facility and Staff Acknowledgements

Acknowledging the Materials Characterization Core and Facility Staff in your research publications

The MCC 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 MCC instruments, please include an acknowledgement of the “Materials Characterization Core at Drexel University” in the publication. Sample acknowledgment: “SEM and TEM analyses were performed using instruments in the Materials Characterization Core at Drexel University.” 
  • Equipment Funding Acknowledgment – MCC 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 MCC. Sample staff acknowledgement: “We thank the Dr. Dmitri Barbash for expert assistance with XPS 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.