How do I acknowledge VAI Core Technologies and Services contributions in my manuscript?
Publications containing work performed within VAI’s Core Technologies and Services are asked to follow these guidelines in their acknowledgements:

  • Acknowledge VAI’s Core Technologies and Services’ contributions by name in the manuscript (e.g., Van Andel Institute Flow Cytometry Core – Grand Rapids, MI).
  • Consider authorship for more significant intellectual and planning contributions. Authorship guidelines are available here.
  • Notify Core Services staff of successful publications and awarded grant applications. This assists in tracking and maintaining institutional records, which help inform the Cores’ quality services.

How do I request services?
VAI’s Core Technologies and Services manages service requests through CrossLab Solutions. Each Core maintains a CrossLab page that provides descriptions of the Core as well as options to schedule equipment and request services. Pricing also is available in CrossLab (See Schedule Equipment and/or Request Services). Current CrossLab users can login here.

VAI staff that need a login (or further CrossLab support) should contact Lori Moon and MSU staff that need a login should contact Erica Lange. External users that need a CrossLab account/login can go here for account creation. After logging in, external users should click “list all cores” under the Core Facilities section in the left menu and scroll down to “Cores at Van Andel Institute.”