Your Acknowledgement matters. An acknowledgement in your publication is more than just a nice way to say Thank you.
It helps us to maintain operations. Showing to be part of the scientific community is one of the important measures to maintain funding and investments for core facilities.
It is about people in science too. The core facility personnel may have contributed significantly to your research project. Authorship may also be appropiate.
In accordance with the DFG recommendations we ask you to use the following phrase in an acknowledgment section, whenever you got support from a core facility or simply used their instrumentation:
“We would like to thank the … Core Facility of the Medical Faculty at the University of Bonn for providing support and instrumentation funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) – Projektnummer(n) …”
For the core facilities that are based on major instrumentation grants from the DFG like Microscopy, Flow Cytometry and Mass Spectrometry there are project numbers available. You will find them in the table below.
Services from the other core facilities should also be acknowledged in the proposed way, even if there is no explicit project number present.
|Microscopy Core Facility||Projektnummer|
|Wide-field microscope||Zeiss Observer.Z1||13123509|
|Slide Scanner||Zeiss Axio Scan.Z1||388168919|
|High-content screening microscope||Zeiss CellDiscoverer 7||388158066|
|Confocal microscope||Leica SP5 AOBS with SMD||169331223|
|Confocal microscope||Leica SP8 AOTF||266686698|
|Spinning Disk Microscope||VisiScope CSU-W1 with VS-Homogenizer||388169927|
|Confocal microscope||Leica SP8 AOBS super-resolution||388159768|
|Scanning electron microscope||Zeiss Crossbeam 550||388171357|
|Flow Cytometry Core Facility|
|Cell Sorter||BD FACS Aria Fusion||387333827|
|Cell Sorter||BD FACS Aria III||216372545|
|Analyser||BD LSRFortessa I||216372401|
|Analyser||BD LSRFortessa II||387335189|
|Imaging Cytometer||ImageStream X MarkII||389568007|
|Mass Spectrometer||Thermo Orbitrap Fusion Lumos||386936527|
|Mass Spectrometer||Thermo Orbitrap Velos||174793735|
For those who want to read into the details see DFG-Vordruck 2.00 – 01/21, Verwendungsrichtlinien.
Projektergebnisse, die aus mit DFG Mitteln finanzierten Projekten resultieren, müssen in geeigneter Art … einen Hinweis auf die DFG-Förderung (sog. „Funding Acknowledgement“) … enthalten…(Abschnitt 13.1)