University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

CCSG Acknowledgement

Required CCSG Acknowledgement

The NCI requires that publications acknowledge the UPCI CCSG support, and they are tracking compliance. If a UPCI CCSG-supported Shared Resource provided data used in your publication, please include the following statement in the acknowledgment section of your publication(s):

"This project used the UPCI [insert name(s) of shared resource(s)] that [is/are] supported in part by award P30CA047904."

Shared Resource Directors: Please make sure to include this statement on all of your order forms, contracts, etc. as a reminder to your users to acknowledge the UPCI CCSG support.


Contact & Scheduling

To schedule an instrument at either the Oakland or Shadyside location, use our online scheduler.

Equipment may be scheduled online one month in advance, for a maximum of three hours at a time, up to three times per week during regular business days. Use of the facility outside normal business hours is limited to those users fully trained in instrument use. To gain security access to the unit through ID card permissions, contact the CTIF Director. Off-peak reservations (weekdays after 6 pm and before 8 am, and all weekend) can also be scheduled online, and do not count against the weekly use limits (3 slots of 3 hours). However, users are limited to two off-peak sessions during the week or one over the weekend.

If the user is more than ten minutes late for a reserved session, it is forfeited. All unreserved time is available on an ad hoc basis.

Funded investigators take priority over unfunded investigators who are developing preliminary data for grant submission, and UPCI users take priority over non-UPCI users. Beyond this, however, our prime goal is to provide scientists with microscope resources and time to perform investigations as easily and quickly as possible. Thus, experiments which can be completed in the three-hour reservation block or less will take priority over a user who wishes to book two daytime periods in sequence, to complete a single, longer experiment. In this case, the second user will be asked to take an afternoon/evening session to maximize the number of users who can use the microscope.

CTIF Director

Simon Watkins, PhD
Email: watkinssc@upmc.edu

Hillman Satellite Facility Director

Per Basse, PhD
Email: basse@imap.pitt.edu