Rules for Acknowledgement and Collaboration with the Flow Cytometry Facility

Our services are charged by criteria of DFG Core facility standards and it also partly covers the expenses for sorting. Some of our instruments are equally funded by the DFG and the Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene but most of them are purchased by the Institute solely. In addition, instruments costs, labour and consumables are provided by the Institute, which are not covered with the billed prices. Therefore, all public presentations or formal publications containing data from work performed at our Flow Cytometry core Facility must be identified. The following statement is suggested: "We would like to acknowledge the support provided by the Flow Cytometry Facility MIH of the Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene".

Exception from the guidelines above are sorts under BSL3 conditions, which are always considered as Collaboration with staff and leader of the CyTUM core facility. We expect that our project input in such cases results in a Co-authorship in case of formal publication or presentation. Nevertheless, the Acknowledgment for using our BSL3 sorter have to be made the following: "We would like to acknowledge the support and funding for Cell Sorting provided by SFB/TRR-179 - Determinants and dynamics of elimination versus persistent Hepatitis-Virus-Infections - and the Helmholtz Zentrum München – Deutsches Zentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt.”

Further on, Co-authorship is expected for extensive consultation on experimental design, data analysis or involvement of technological advances made for the project with help of the CyTUM facility.

Thank you for your cooperation, recognizing and cherishing our work!