To the users of our facility,
Thank you for using the Gene Technology Center.
We will continue to make efforts to provide the best support for your research, so please continue using our facility.
As national universities have been transformed into independent corporations, a research support organization like ours is evaluated based on performance, and we are now in an era where our future survival will be decided based on that evaluation.”
“Therefore, unlike in the past, unless it is clearly recorded that we supported users’ research, such efforts won’t reflect on our evaluation, and the survival of the organization may be at risk even though our facilities are being used.
So, we hate to ask this, but for any work that was achieved using the support Gene Technology Center, please add a note of acknowledgement in presented papers indicating that you used our facility.
Some example sentences are below. Thank you for your cooperation in regards to this matter.
In addition, we would be pleased if you could deliver a printed copy or PDF of your dissertation to our office.
We apologize for the unilateral request, but we humbly ask for your cooperation and understanding so that we can continue to support your research.
Acknowledgements for general technical support received from Gene Technology Center staff:
“We are grateful to members of the Gene Technology Center in Kumamoto
University for their important contributions to the experiments.”
Acknowledgements for essential contributions from specific Gene Technology Center staff:
“We are grateful to Dr. ###, Gene Technology Center in Kumamoto
University, for his(her) important contributions to the experiments.”
In addition, if a specific staff member spent considerable time and skills to help complete research, please consider including them as a co-author to the research.