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Researchers should ALWAYS acknowledge people who have done technical work
for them, at the end of the publication.  It is considered rude and
arrogant to not acknowledge.    

I think you should tell them, politely, they need to do this.  It is
grounds for not getting more work from this person!  Exception to this, you
may not want to have your name associated with theirs since it is your
reputation shadowed by theirs.  Been there, and glad to not be
mentioned/associated with some individuals.    

Knew one tech who did a ton of work, in lots of areas including EM, the
authors did not acknowledge, thank or blink an eye.  The tech took all the
work, blocks, slides, etc and dumped them in the garbage never to be seen
again.  When PI's asked for more info, they were informed it was gone, and
work would not be done because of lack of acknowledgement/thanks.  Pretty
drastic, but they were more careful on future projects, got the message it

Step up and be accounted for if it means a lot to you. 


Gayle Callis
Veterinary Molecular Biology
Montana State University
Bozeman MT 59717-3610
406 994-4705
406 994-4303

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