Members of CLIF management are professional scientists, and our intellectual contribution must be appropriately recognized. Additionally, payment for use of the facility does not preclude acknowledgement and/or authorship. User fees support the maintenance of equipment, are paid to Clemson Light Imaging Facility, and are not considered payments for intellectual contributions.
The following acknowledgement/authorship guidelines are supported by the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities, and for more information about this policy, see http://www.abrf.org/Other/ABRF_Recommended_Guidelines_for_Authorship_on_Manuscripts10-07-11- 1.pdf.
Category 1: Acknowledgement of CLIF Only (user works independently after training)
Category 2: Acknowledgement of CLIF AND Manager/Assistant Manager/Intern (user works with substantial assistance)
Category 3: Authorship (CLIF Manager/Assistant Manager/Intern assists with experimental planning, performs significant sample preparation, or performs imaging)
If the work you perform in the CLIF falls into Categories 2 or 3, you will be required to submit a project description, which will be signed by you, the project PI, and CLIF Management. We are also happy to schedule an in-person meeting if needed. No work which falls within the description of Categories 2 or 3 will be performed until this form is submitted.
All CLIF users should provide us with information about presentations (oral and poster), grants, publications, theses/dissertations, etc. in which the facility is acknowledged. This description could include title, authors, meeting location and date; a title and funding agency; a paper copy; or an electronic copy. Such information is important to us as we are responsible for demonstrating the utility of the facility to Clemson University and to funding agencies.