Policies for Self-Service Users:
Off Hour Access to the Electron Microscopy Core
For researchers already trained on instrumentation, the Electron Microscopy (EM) Core is accessible for self-use between the hours of 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. Outside of these hours the doors to the lab will remain locked regardless if staff is present. Staff often work outside these hours to finish processes or to prepare the lab but such presence does not indicate the facility is available for self-use.
Off hour access to the lab may be granted in a very limited capacity for certain situations:
In any of the above scenarios, any-self user granted off-hour access is expected to only access equipment for which they have been granted off-hour access and to ensure the equipment and lab is secure before leaving. Failure to so will lead to denial of future access. After hour access is a privilege and may be discontinued at any time in the future.
“Electron Microscopy Core, Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America”
Authorship credit should be given if members of the UF ICBR Electron Microscopy staff have provided services or expertise that is critical to a manuscript. Although other circumstances may warrant authorship, authors are those that meet the items below:
If a member of UF ICBR Electron Microscopy has contributed work to a manuscript, but does not meet the criteria for authorship, the corresponding author should acknowledge the UF ICBR Electron Microscopy staff member who provided the data and their contributions should be specified.
These authorship expectations were developed in accordance with several other documents that outline criteria for authorship:
The Electron Microscopy core provides microscopic imaging services on a fee-for-service basis. The core is equipped with a set of microscopes having imaging capability from whole tissues to macromolecules. They include FEI F20 cryoelectron microscope, FEI Spirit electron microscope, Hitachi H-7000 transmission electron microscope, Hitachi SU5000 scanning electron microscope, Zeiss Pascal LSM800 confocal laser scanning microscope. A full range of ancillary instruments for sample preparation such as high-pressure freezer, automatic tissue processor, and ultramicrotomes are also housed in the core. Our main services are transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy analyses. Imaging projects are carried out by core staff members or by individual researchers after appropriate training.