If you are publishing data acquired or processed using MSL instruments, please acknowledge us in your papers by mentioning where you did your imaging, EM sample preparation or image analysis. This simple step supports our mission to help you with your research. If a specific staff member helped you above and beyond what is expected, thank them, by name.

Please include the following text in your publication acknowledgements:

‘The Microscopy Services Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is supported in part by P30 CA016086 Cancer Center Core Support Grant to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.’

In addition, if you used the light-sheet microscope (“Snape”), please include the following text:

“Research reported in this publication was supported in part by the North Carolina Biotech Center Institutional Support Grant 2016-IDG-1016.”

Finally, if you think that the MSL’s support of your research may be sufficient to merit authorship, take a look at these authorship guidelines from the ABRF, and . As would be the case with any prospective author of a manuscript, do NOT include any of the MSL staff as authors on a paper without proper consultation prior to submission.