Acknowledging Delaware INBRE

Why is it important to cite the Delaware INBRE?

Each year, the Delaware INBRE submits a comprehensive Annual Progress Report to NIGMS. Information from this progress report is used by NIGMS to justify continued support of the IDeA program. Publications citing NIGMS support demonstrate that its resources are being used for research on human health and disease. A strong list of cited publications places Delaware in a better position to successfully compete for future funding opportunities from the IDeA program.

Citation in publications and presentations

Publicizing the outcomes of projects that are funded by the National Institutes of Health helps the community better understand the role of biomedical research and its impact on improving human health.

To that end, all grantee publications – including research publications, articles, abstracts and presentations that are funded by NIH and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) – require acknowledgement. This includes grantees receiving direct support from Delaware INBRE as well as indirect support, such as through the use of Delaware INBRE resources such as the Delaware Biotechnology Institute Core Instrumentation Centers.

These materials must include one of the following two statements:

  • This publication was made possible by the Delaware INBRE program, supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences – NIGMS (P20 GM103446) from the National Institutes of Health and the State of Delaware.
  • This project was supported by the Delaware INBRE program, with a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences – NIGMS (P20 GM103446) from the National Institutes of Health and the State of Delaware.

For abstracts, a brief citation could be:

  • Supported by a grant from NIH-NIGMS (P20 GM103446) and the State of Delaware.

In addition, NIH also requires this disclaimer:

  • This content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of NIH.

When should the Delaware INBRE be cited?

If the work that is published was supported in any way by Delaware INBRE, then this support should be acknowledged. Support from Delaware INBRE can come in many ways. The following are examples of support through Delaware INBRE that may have made publication of your work possible:

  • Direct support of research by Delaware INBRE
  • Use of Core Instrumentation Facilities supported by Delaware INBRE: Bioimaging Center at DBI, Bioinformatics Center at DBI, Microarray Core Center at DBI, Analytical Ultracentrifuge at DBI, Chemi-luminescence Imaging System in Wolf Hall, Protein/Peptide Sequencing facility in Brown Lab
  • Use of bioinformatics resources supported by BRIN/ Delaware INBRE. Bioinformatics resources supported by INBRE include: Vector NTI, Vector Xpression, SeqWeb – GCG, Sequencher, Molecular Operating Environment (MOE), Starlight, Amira
  • Participation in other Delaware INBRE-supported projects through its Outreach and Administrative Cores such as such as workshop attendance, travel support to conferences, or hosting a Delaware INBRE undergraduate research intern.

The rule of thumb to use in deciding whether to cite Delaware INBRE is if publication were not possible without access to one or more of these resources, or the rate at which the work was published was significantly enhanced because of access to these resources.

Be sure to look for DE-INBRE stickers and signage when using core facilities around our network!