It is important that Bioinformatics Center is acknowledged for any of its services (computing infrastructures or expert services) in the publications where it had a role. Below are the instructions on how to properly acknowledge the Bioinformatics Center or any of its personnel and why you should do it.
A proper acknowledgment provides a visible measure of the impact of Bioinformatics Center on research and secures development of the infrastructure. Also, Bioinformatics Center personnel are scientists. When they make a substantial intellectual contribution to a publication they deserve to be acknowledged just as any other co-author. It also helps the personnel to advance in their careers.
Any time Bioinformatics Center provides services that support your research. When a staff member of Bioinformatics Center has made a significant intellectual contribution beyond a routine analysis, please consider co-authorship as well.
Papers, posters, presentations, all scholarly publications.
If the participation of the personnel is not significant enough to warrant a co-authorship, mentioning in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript is sufficient. Also remember to mention Bioinformatic Center if your work took advantage of any of the computing infrastructure provided by Bioinformatics Center. Please make sure that the Bioinformatics Center is always mentioned correctly.