Policy and Procedures
The SRSF is funded by the University of Sheffield, Yorkshire Cancer Research and the Wellcome Trust. Our role is to aid groups in genome-wide RNAi screens in Drosophila cells, however, we do not have sufficient personnel to perform genome-wide screens for clients.
All applications, whether formal or informal, are treated with confidence but customers should complete the application form before their proposal is considered formal.
Once approved, and before the screen commences, the Data Sharing Agreement is required prior to starting the screen. The SRSF facility has a limited capacity and priority will be given on a first come first serve basis.
Citing the SRSF.
For publications, that includes data and analysis obtained at the SRSF, we stipulate in the acknowledgments section you include the statement: "We thank the Sheffield RNAi Screening Facility, Biomedical Sciences, University of Sheffield, supported by the Wellcome Trust (grant reference number 084757) for providing RNAi libraries, laboratory space, bioinformatics tools and other support for the screen"