Shared Resources have been developed where a perceived need exists for specialized equipment, services, or expert consultation. Shared Resources with specialized instrumentation, and the expertise to apply these resources to research have become increasingly important in recent years.
Shared Resources provide:
- Facilitated and more affordable means to access technology that cannot be supported by individual labs.
- Centralized intellectual and technical resources that can assist the researcher in designing and conducting the proper experiment, preparing the appropriate samples for analysis, analyzing them in the most appropriate manner, and assisting in correctly interpreting the results.
- The essential technical support for the operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
Acknowledgement of Shared Resources
The shared resources of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey are specialized service facilities that support the cancer research efforts of our members.
The shared resources are supported primarily by the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) from the National Cancer Institute. Additional support may be provided from other sources, such as chargeback systems, institutional funding and/or other grants. The support from the CCSG allows the core facilities to provide benefits to Cancer Center members, such as ensured access to services or subsidies to user rates.
Please remember to acknowledge the valuable services provided by Cancer Institute of New Jersey Shared Resources in your research papers, publications and grant applications:
"This research was supported by the [insert name(s)] Shared Resource(s) of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (P30CA072720)."
(Note: please also consider including the names of individuals from the shared resources if they provided any intellectual input or additional effort.)