Proposals & Publications Assistance

Proposals

The University Instrumentation Center can help strengthen your proposal by:

  • Providing supporting analytical testing to include in proposals
  • Providing instrument recommendations
  • Providing instrument comparison research and coordinating instrument demonstrations
  • Providing support letters for available UIC services
  • Providing standardized text describing UIC facilities
  • Assistance with management plan development for instrumentation intensive proposals

To help better support the development of proposals and to ensure consistent messaging and recognition of the University Instrumentation Center, we offer the following standardized text examples to use in writing proposals and in acknowledging the UIC, its staff, instrumentation and methods.

Management Plan

Suggested text for instrumentation that will be administered by the UIC:

Instrumentation management will be supported by the UNH University Instrumentation Center (UIC), a university-wide research core facility.  The UIC is committed to advancing the research and teaching missions of UNH and the surrounding community.  The UIC ensures open access to all faculty, staff, and students as well as non-UNH academic, government, and industrial entities.

Facility Descriptions

The UIC can provide expanded facility descriptions as requested in addition to the suggested text below for our two major instrumentation cores:

Imaging Core
The Imaging Core is located within two buildings; Parsons and Rudman.  Parsons Room NB-17 was renovated in 2014, occupies 1700 square feet and holds the electron microscopy and associated sample preparation equipment.  Rudman Room 340, occupying 100 square feet, is home to the confocal microscope.

Spectroscopy Core
The Spectroscopy Core occupies 2200 square feet of laboratory space and is located within Parsons in Rooms W118 and W124.  Parsons Room W124 is the nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer room while Parsons Room W118 holds all other spectroscopy instruments.  These spaces were renovated in 2011.  

Publications, Posters, Presentations, and Papers

Acknowledgements

Suggested text for the Acknowledgements section of posters, presentations, and papers (modify as appropriate):

The <insert instrument name> used is managed by the University Instrumentation Center (UIC) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and was purchased… <insert funding source(s) information for specific instrument from below>.

If you wish to also recognize a specific UIC staff member, please add:

The author(s) wish(es) to acknowledge the assistance provided by <insert UIC staff member name> of the UIC.

Funding sources, by instrument:

  • Varian 400 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer: …with funds from UNH alumni and UNH.
  • Varian/Bruker 500 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer: …with funds awarded to UNH from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) (grant 0091894; Howard Mayne, Chemistry, UNH, PI), with additional support from the UNH Center for Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR) through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (grant P20GM113131), the UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS), and the UNH Chemistry Department.
  • Bruker 700 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer: …with funds awarded to UNH from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) (MRI grant 1828319; Krisztina Varga, Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences, UNH, PI), with additional support from the UNH Center for Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR) through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (grant P20GM113131).
  • GeovisION isotope ratio mass spectrometer (Stable Isotope Laboratory): …with funds awarded to UNH from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) (MRI Grant 1429282; Heidi Asbjornsen, Natural Resources, UNH, PI).
  • Kratos Supra X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS): …by the UNH Center for Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR) through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (grant P20GM113131).
  • ​​​​​​​Thermo-Nicolet Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrometer: … by the UIC.
  • Tescan Lyra3 GMU field-emission scanning electron microscope/focused ion beam (FE-SEM/FIB): …with funds awarded to UNH from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) (MRI grant 1337897; Todd Gross, Mechanical Engineering, UNH, PI) and funds from UNH. EDS/EBSD components on this system were purchased with start-up funds from UNH at the discretion of Marko Knezevic (Mechanical Engineering, UNH).
  • Nikon A1R confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM): …by the UNH Center for Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR) through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (grant P20GM113131).
  • Zeiss Versa 610 x-ray microscope (XRM): …with funds from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR RII program (grant OIA-1757371) awarded to the New Hampshire Center for Multiscale Modeling and Manufacturing of Biomaterials (NH BioMade; Brad Kinsey, Mechanical Engineering, UNH, PI), with additional support from the UNH Center for Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR) through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (grant P20GM113131).
  • ThermoFisher Invitrogen EVOS FL Auto 2 cell imaging system: …by the UNH Center for Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR) through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (grant P20GM113131).
  • Sony SH800z sorting flow cytometer: …by the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA), with additional support from the UNH Center for Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR) through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (grant P20GM113131).
  • Becton-Dickinson FACSCalibur flow cytometer: …by the UIC".

Experimental and Instrumentation sections of publications

The UIC can provide assistance creating text for the Experimental and Instrumentation sections of publications specific to the instrumentation and methods utilized. Please contact the appropriate scientist for assistance in developing specific text for your application.

Some previous examples are:

1HNMR Spectra (1H NMR) were acquired with a Varian UnityINOVA 500 NMR or Varian Mercury 400 BB NMR. Chemical shifts are reported in parts per million (ppm) relative to tetramethylsilane (TMS) unless otherwise noted and coupling constants (J values) are in Hertz (Hz).

13CNMR Spectra (13C NMR) were acquired with a Varian UnityINOVA 500 NMR or Varian Mercury 400 BB NMR. Chemical shifts are reported in parts per million (ppm) relative to tetramethylsilane (TMS) unless otherwise noted.

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