Publishing Data

How to cite the Biocomputing Facility (BCF) and its resources

The BCF User Agreement specifies that any reports or published results obtained with BCF Software (Custom Services) or web based resources hosted by BCF will acknowledge its use by the appropriate citation as follows:

"The {name of software} was developed by the Biocomputing Facility (BCF), Arizona Research Laboratories - Division of Biotechnology, at The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ"



3rd Party Software (licensed to BCF): Please appropriately acknowledge any commercial or academic software that you use for your analysis as required by the licensing agreements. This information can be found in the "ReadMe" document or "license" document of the individual software packages. Please contact us if you require assistance.

Any publication which has utilized BCF shall include the following reference:

{name of software}: {title of project}, {names of authors}, {pub info if published}

Electronic documents shall include a direct link to the official BCF page:

Websites, services hosted (provided or facilitated) through BCF should include the following acknowledgement in the footer of the page:

{Project Name} is hosted by the Biocomputing Facility (BCF)

To help us justify upgrading support equipment on equipment grant applications and upgrading our services, please send us a copy of your published articles for our files. It would be appreciated if our resources are mentioned in the acknowledgement section.


View our list of recent publications and acknowledgements