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TCAG Acknowledgment Policy

TCAG normally neither requires nor requests co-authorship on studies using data generated solely on a fee-for-service basis by our facilities. In cases where significant intellectual contributions have been made by TCAG scientists, co-authorship may be appropriate, following usually-accepted scientific practice.

However, in order to satisfy reporting requirements of our funding partners, and to monitor our scientific impact, we require that customers acknowledge work performed by TCAG. This can be done in either or both of the following ways:

  1. In the acknowledgments section of peer-reviewed publications. When TCAG personnel have been especially helpful (in study design, data interpretation, or technology selection), and where the author(s) feel that it is warranted, the following sentence should be incorporated. "The authors wish to thank [name of TCAG employee(s) and/or director(s)] of The Centre for Applied Genomics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada for assistance with [activities or services performed]."
  2. In the body text of peer-reviewed publications (for example, in Methods and Materials or Results sections). When TCAG has provided a service, the following language should be used. "[Service] was performed by The Centre for Applied Genomics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada."

We will also be pleased to receive notification when customers publish papers acknowledging TCAG.