Research Proposal Submission

The Mass Spectrometry Facility is a multiuser facility that can be used by any researcher from Brazil and abroad. It is required a previous presentation of the research be conducted in the facility.

Before submitting the first proposal, the applicant should be registered as an LNBio user at the User Portal. Proposals should be accurately and succinctly presented, describing the analysis required from Mass Spectrometry Facility, the research specific goals, it’s experimental model, number of samples, the experience of operator to run the experiments and analyze the data.

Check out the general recommendation about how to submit a research proposal by clicking here.

User support provided by Mass Spectrometry Facility:

This facility provides equipments in operating condition; it also offers training and technical support for the sample preparation, equipment use and data analysis.

 User’s responsibilities

We suggest that the users perform the sample preparation as recommended in our protocols to obtain the samples in the quality profile required for the specific technique requested. The users can prepare the samples in the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory or in their laboratory. If the users decide to prepare the sample here, they need to bring the trypsin enzyme or other enzyme of interest.

 LNBio is not responsible for the user’s materials, or for any loss of materials during the experiment due to unexpected adverse conditions. Data from the experiments will be archived for one month, after this period they will be discarded, then we strictly recommend that the users bring HDs to save all data.

User´s obligations

Users are required to acknowledge the use of the Mass Spectrometry Facility in any publications and to inform LNBio about them as soon as possible. Also they will cooperate by supplying this information upon request.

Recommended phrases for acknowledgement:

“We acknowledge the Mass Spectrometry Facility at Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio), CNPEM, Campinas, Brazil for their support on mass spectrometry analysis.”