Proposal and publication

Acknowledgment Guidelines

Core Facilities: If research submitted for publication makes use of a facility or service, we ask that you recognize the facility in the ‘Acknowledgements’ section of the manuscript.

Core Equipment: In some cases, equipment acquired by a grant must be listed in the ‘Materials and Methods’ section including the specific instrument grant award number. 

Core Personnel: If an individual has provided support through advanced training, sample preparation or guidance in data acquisition or analysis, please recognize this individual in the acknowledgement section of the manuscript, as well as the core.  If an individual is asked to make a significant intellectual contribution to research submitted for publication, please discuss co-authorship with that individual when engaging them in the research project.

Sample Text For Acknowledging the Biodesign Institute core facilities

The authors acknowledge resources and support from the Biodesign Institute core facilities at Arizona State University.

Sample Text for Acknowledging Core Personnel

We would like to acknowledge [person’s name] from the Biodesign Institute core facilities at Arizona State University for [describe assistance/contributions].

Letter of support template

Dear [Insert Name]

It is my pleasure to write this letter of support for your proposal entitled [Insert Title] in my position as Manager at the ASU Genomics Facility. 

The Genomics Core has over 7 years of knowledge and experience putting into practice genomic-based analyses and techniques. These include Next Generation Sequencing using the latest Illumina MiSeq and NextSeq sequencing platforms by preparing [DNA/RNA] libraries for [Insert Analysis Type]. The core has the capacity to generate libraries for [Insert Application]. We are also experienced in sequencing full genomes, microbiome, exome analysis, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and bioinformatics analysis.  

Our facilities have the full resources to produce [DNA/RNA] libraries from various samples such as bacterial, fungal, tissue, and mammalian. Also, we have the required tools for library preparation, barcoding, cluster optimization, sequencing, data processing and variant calling. Our exceptional team of technicians, research scientists, and faculty experts are trained on Illumina sequencing and the latest bioinformatics software for post-run analyses of [Insert Analysis Type]. We will provide you support on this proposal and assure the successful completion of sequencing and bioinformatics analyses in a timely and accurate manner. 

Given the aims of your project we anticipate no limitations in working with you and your team to achieve the goals for all the work related to sequencing and data processing. 

We look forward to collaborating with you on this project and wish you success with your grant application. 


Joy Blain 
ASU Genomics Facility
The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University 

Jason Steel 
Director of Biosciences Core Facilities The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University