In order to satisfy the reporting requirements of our funding agencies and keep service charges as low as possible, we require our users to acknowledge work performed by TCP. TCP neither requires nor requests co-authorship on studies using data generated solely on a fee-for-service basis by our facility. In cases where significant intellectual contributions have been made by TCP team members, co-authorship may be appropriate and appreciated, following usually-accepted scientific practice.
Copies of or references to publications emailed to “firstname.lastname@example.org” would be greatly appreciated.
In the Acknowledgements Section of publications if TCP members provided assistance:
“The authors wish to acknowledge the contribution of [staff name] in [department- e.g. Pathology] at The Centre for Phenogenomics for [activity - e.g colony management, generation of mutant mice, phenotyping, histology]”.
In the Materials and Methods Section of publications if TCP members provided services:
“[Activity] was performed by [department] at The Centre for Phenogenomics”.
In the Materials and Methods Section of publications if TCP members provided resources:
“[Resources- e.g. mouse model, ES cells, sperm] was provided by [department] at The Centre for Phenogenomics”.
Researchers are reminded to acknowledge that their animal studies have received TCP Animal Care Committee approval:
“All procedures involving animals were performed in compliance with the Animals for Research Act of Ontario and the Guidelines of the Canadian Council on Animal Care. The Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP) Animal Care Committee reviewed and approved all procedures conducted on animals at TCP.”