Research Collaboration

What is a Collaboration with the BMSF?

When a research project requires significant intellectual input from BMSF staff so as to warrant those staff to co-authorship the resulting research publications the BMSF may share responsibility for the access costs. Under these circumstances the project is registered as being collaborative and the collaboration is expected to generate research grant funding with named investigators from the BMSF. These grants are normally prepared collaboratively and are required to include one or more budget lines for the total access costs estimated for the project. In some cases limited pilot studies to generate preliminary data in support of research grants may proceed with shared access fees.

BMSF Author Address

Publications resulting from collaborations with the BMSF are required to name the BMSF staff member(s) involved in the list of authors. These names are to be linked to the following address:

Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility, Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre, The University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052, Australia

Required Acknowledgement

All research publications (be they collaborative or non-collaborative) that contain data obtained with resources at the BMSF are required to explicitly acknowledge this with the following wording or similar wording having the same meaning:

Mass spectrometric results (or specify this more precisely) were obtained at the Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility within the Analytical Centre of the University of New South Wales. {insert this sentence only if the the BMSF provided any "omic" analysis: This work was undertaken using infrastructure provided by NSW Government co-investment in the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme (NCRIS)} Subsidised access to this facility is gratefully acknowledged.

Project and User Registration

Research collaborations including all users are required to be registered. This involves filling in a form with details of users, the project and funding sources for access costs. Please refer to the Access section for details and on-line forms. The project details are usually filled in with assistance from the BMSF staff who will be active in the collaboration.