ARC Policies

User Fees

Our user fees are essential for the availability of the instrumentation and expertise that the different ARC Centers provide.  We aim to set our user fees at the lowest possible level to maintain our resources.  As a consequence, ARC Centers’ user fees may be adjusted to reflect current funding situations.

Training and Facilities Access

Where training and self-use of ARC instruments is offered, users are expected to adhere to all safety and user guidelines, as requested by the individual Centers. Please see individual ARC Center pages for Center specific user guidelines. The ARC Centers can revoke facility and instrument access at any time.

Publications

If you publish using data or tools generated within our Core Services, please:

  • Acknowledge the ARC Center’s contributions.
  • See individual ARC Center pages for information on how to cite a specific ARC Center’s service.
  • Consider authorship for more significant intellectual and planning contributions by ARC scientific staff.
  • Notify the ARC Center Director when relevant publications are accepted to help us track and update our records that are required to maintain our quality services.

Grants

If you receive grants using data or tools generated within our Core Services, please:

  • Acknowledge the ARC Center’s contributions.
  • See individual ARC Center pages for information on how to cite a specific ARC Center’s service.
  • Notify the ARC Center Director of awarded grant applications to help us to track and update our records that are required to maintain our quality services.

Grant Support

If you are planning to submit a grant proposal that will mention use of any of the ARC Centers, please:

  • Notify the ARC Center Director in advance of proposal submission to discuss ARC Service needs
  • Use latest Facilities & Equipment document provided on the Resources page.
  • For Letter of Support: allow at least 2 weeks from the time of your request. Please provide the following information:
    • Title of grant
    • Agency to which you are submitting the grant
    • Your contact info
    • 1-3 sentences on the goals (or specific aims) of your proposal
    • Requested ARC Center services