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Acknowledgements

To be included as an PTL-EFRC publication, paper acknowledgements for the DOE's support must be carefully worded.  Please provide the basic funding reference information and indicate the type of the PTL EFRC funding (solely/primarily/secondarily) for the research.  (see example below)

 

Update: January 26, 2021
The DOE is updating its internal classification system for publications involving any EFRC funding. The current categories ‘solely EFRC funded’ and ‘not solely EFRC funded’ will be replaced by three new ones: the EFRC being the ‘solely, ‘primary’, and ‘secondary’ source of funding. These changes are beneficial to us for two reasons. 1) Publications that have so far been in the ‘not solely funded EFRC’ category but are critical to the mission of PTL and that are indeed primarily EFRC funded will gain more visibility and weight when it comes to the renewal. 2) The EFRC program managers can easily identify those publications with high scientific impact and strong DOE support. This allows them to better communicate our science to DOE-internal higher-ups and external stakeholders.

 

So, what does this mean for you?
Allow the EFRC program managers to accurately decide on the category of the publication by linking specific scientific contributions, experiments, or used techniques to the proper funding sources in your paper’s acknowledgment section. See the example below that is in line with the new DOE guidelines. Students and post-docs are encouraged to think about the acknowledgments section of their papers and to remind their PIs of the importance of proper acknowledgments if necessary.
 
Example: 

“This work, including all theoretical modeling, electronic measurements, and spectral analyses, was primarily supported as part of Super Terrific Center for Energy Research (STCfER), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences (BES), under Award Number DE-SC0012345. Materials synthesis and x-ray crystallography were supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences, under Award Number DE-SC 0054321. The research reported here also made use of the shared spectroscopic facilities of University X’s Center for Materials Sciences (National Science Foundation DMR 8900111). A.B.C. gratefully acknowledges the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) fellowship for financial support.”

 
Contact Hendrik (hutzat@stanford.edu) with any questions, including concerns with papers you plan to submit.

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Basic funding reference information:

At minimum, please use this wording describing the grant and credit the level of support provided:
"This work was (solely/primarily/secondarily) supported by the DOE ‘Photonics at Thermodynamic Limits’ Energy Frontier Research Center under grant DE-SC0019140."

If space permits, please include more information:
"This work is part of the 'Photonics at Thermodynamic Limits' Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0019140."

For work from multiple funding sources

In this case, please clearly delineate which portion of the research (personnel, materials, processing, or technique) was funded by the PTL-EFRC.

Clarifying what aspect of the research is part of the PTL-EFRC (preferred):
"The optical design was supported by the DOE ‘Photonics at Thermodynamic Limits’ Energy Frontier Research Center under grant DE-SC0019140; the device fabrication was supported by......; and the experimental measurements were supported by......."

Clarifying which authors are part of the PTL-EFRC:
"A.A.A. was supported as part of the DOE "Photonics at Thermodynamic Limits' Energy Frontier Research Center under grant DE-SC0019140...."

For Presentations

Please include the "U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences" as the funding source and the funding classification (solely/primarily/secondarily).  Note that this work is part of the "Photonics at Thermodynamic Limits Energy Frontier Research Center." The official PTL-EFRC logo and PTL slide template are available for download above.