Please Acknowledge Us in Your Papers, Posters and Talks!

Please remember to acknowledge the Shared Instruments Pool of the Department of Biochemistry at CU Boulder if you have used any of our instruments in your research.  

In addition, please acknowledge the scientists working for the pool for their assistance and for intellectual and/or experimental contributions as appropriate 

This can be done using a formal acknowledgment or co-authorship depending on the type of aid from the facility personnel and the extent of the intellectual and/or experimental contributions.

Importance of Acknowledgements

  • Acknowledgments are crucial to ensure the future of the Shared Instruments Pool. They are an essential metric for documenting the important impact the Shared Instruments Pool has on many research projects not only at CU Boulder but also the surrounding areas. They play an important role in securing funding from inside CU sources as well as from external funding organizations.  
  • Acknowledgements are also important to recognize the organizations that have made the Shared Instrument Pool possible such as the National Institute for Health (NIH) and the Biochemistry Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder. 
  • Last but not least, acknowledgments are a way of highlighting the intellectual/experimental contributions the personnel of the Shared Instrument Pool made to a research project. 
  • The Association for Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) has released “Recommended Guidelines for Authorship on Manuscripts”. They are the base for the guidelines detailed below. If you are interested in learning more you can find the guidelines and further links from the ABRF here: https://abrf.org/authorship-guidelines 

Examples for Formal Acknowledgments

  • "Centrifugations were performed in the Shared Instruments Pool (SIP) core facility (RRID: SCR_018986), Department of Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder. "

  • "We thank the Shared Instruments Pool (SIP) core facility (RRID: SCR_018986), Department of Biochemistry, University of Colorado boulder for the use of the shared research instrumentation infrastructure, in particular centrifuges and autoclaves. We thank the SIP staff for help and support."

  • EPR experiments were performed in the Shared Instruments Pool (RRID: SCR_018986) in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder 

  • We thank the Shared Instruments Pool (RRID: SCR_018986) of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder for the use of its CD spectrometer and Name and title of the facility member providing significant help for assistance with experiments and data evaluation”. 

Formal Acknowledgments for Instruments Acquired Through Specific Grants

  • We thank the Shared Instruments Pool (RRID: SCR_018986) of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder for the use of the MST instrument. The MST instrument is funded by NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant S10OD21603.
  •  We thank the Shared Instruments Pool (RRID: SCR_018986) of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder for the use of the CD spectrometer. The CD is funded by NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant S10RR028036.

  • We thank the Shared Instruments Pool (RRID: SCR_018986) of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder for the use of the ITC 200. The ITC 200 is funded by NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant S10RR026516.