Proposals & Publications

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 acknowledgement section of posters, presentations and papers:
Data was collected on the <insert instrument name> within the University Instrumentation Center (UIC) at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.

Suggested text for recognition of specific UIC staff member:
The data was collected on the <insert instrument name> within the University Instrumentation Center (UIC) at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH.  The author(s) wish(es) to acknowledge the assistance provided by <insert UIC staff member name> of 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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