FASEB affirms the importance of properly acknowledging shared resource facilities, including core facilities, national laboratories, stock centers, and shared instrumentation, in scientific communications. This simple act helps demonstrate the value of these resources and is important to ensuring their ongoing funding and development.
Acknowledgment is typically a requirement of the grants that support facilities and defray user costs. It also provides professional recognition for facility personnel.
FASEB issued an accompanying resource of suggested strategies and best practices to promote acknowledgement of shared resource facilities.