Please do not forget about the contributions of the MBC to your research when it comes to publications, presentations, and securing grant funds. If you publish a scientific paper, receive grant funding, or give a poster or oral presentation that includes instruments, tools, or data generated in the MBC, at a minimum, the facility should receive formal acknowledgement. Occasionally, a staff scientist who is a member of the center will assist with experimental design, data analysis or interpretation (or both), or make another substantial intellectual contribution. In this case, co-authorship may be warranted and should be considered.
If you have questions concerning when to formally acknowledge the MBC and when scientists in the MBC should function as co-authors, please consider the following guidelines outlined by The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF): http://www.abrf.org/index.cfm/page/resources/Authorship.htm. If it is determined a staff scientist of the MBC will co-author a paper, that individual should actively participate in reviewing the relevant sections of the article and have the opportunity to approve the final version of those sections.