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Sample Submission

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SUMS is no longer using paper forms to receive samples. Please sign up for an iLab account and submit your analysis requests online.

If you already have an account go directly to our iLab site (instructions)


By submitting samples, you agree to the following:

Core User Agreement

  1. Use of data: SUMS is a research lab and not GMP/GLP certified.  As such, data from SUMS may not be used in FDA or other regulatory submissions.
  2. Data Ownership & Responsibility:  Raw data belongs to the researcher.  Researchers are responsible for obtaining and storing their data files.
  3. Authorship/Acknowledgement:
    Importance.  Authorship/acknowledgement of the core lab is crucial in supporting ongoing core operations and development, as well as in acquiring future instrumentation and capabilities. Publication lists are essential to demonstrate impact, support grant proposals, and comply with reporting requirements.
    Assistance.  SUMS scientists are available to assist with mass spec-related content, review, and method write-ups.
    Stanford Policy.  As with all Stanford core labs, if work done with SUMS produces data in a publication, the lab must be acknowledged ("Vincent Coates Foundation Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, Stanford University Mass Spectrometry") in the publication. Further, if SUMS staff provide significant experimental design, data interpretation, or other intellectual contribution (as evaluated by the PI), then it is expected that these individuals will be coauthors on the publication.
    Guidelines.  ABRF Recommended Guidelines for Authorship on Manuscripts
    Guidelines from the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities for distinguishing when authorship or acknowledgement is appropriate.  
  4. NIH requirement for Orbi data: Each publication, press release or other document that uses data from the LTQ-Orbitrap Velos instrument must include an acknowledgement of NIH grant support and disclaimer such as the following:  "The project described was supported by Award Number S10RR027425 from the National Center for Research Resources. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Center for Research Resources or the National Institutes of Health."
  5. Stanford Cancer Institute acknowledgement:  Since SUMS as an SCI Shared Resource receives grant support from the National Cancer Institute, use should be acknowledged in any publications. The following statement is suggested: "This work was supported in part by NIH P30 CA124435 utilizing the Stanford Cancer Institute Proteomics Shared Resource."