How To Acknowledge Core

Collaboration/Acknowledgment Statements

Bioinformatics Core believes in team science. Authorship is one of the important factors that helps Bioinformatics Core with employee hiring, their career development, employee retention and motivation. Authorship invitations are expected for all manuscripts where Bioinformatics Core staff have made a key contribution. Examples of key contribution include experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, figures generated for the data analysis that are used in the manuscript, any custom analysis etc. Detailed guidelines from the ABRF community on this can be found here. Paying for the Bioinformatics consultation is not a substitute for authorship. Running preliminary analysis (help with data submission to the repository, data QC check, data mapping etc., is not typically worthy of authorship.
Regardless of whether a Bioinformatics Core scientist is included as an author, all manuscript submissions or presentations that utilize the Bioinformatics Core are required to include the following statement in the acknowledgment section: “We acknowledge support from the Bioinformatics Core, RRID:SCR_012718”.