Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Credit Lines and Acknowledgment Statements

While principal investigators may have a number of sources for project funding, certain programs tend to “favor” certain sources. Below are common funding sources for the various ESD Programs, with the proper protocol (derived primarily from the Berkeley Lab Regulations and Procedures Manual—RPM, Section 5.02, Policy for Scientific and Technical Publications, C,1, Credit Line) for acknowledging them.

Fundamental and Exploratory Research

This work was supported by the Director, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences, of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. This work was supported by the Director, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Environmental Remediation Sciences Division, [then the specific research program (e.g., EMSP], if possible], of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

CNCGC (EFRC)

This material is based upon work supported as part of the Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number (enter the contract number associated with your site.  For LBL the contract number is:  DE-AC02-05CH11231).

Environmental Remediation and Water Resources

While funding for this program is varied, these sources come up more than once:

BER

BER SBR Sustainable Systems SFA

The work reported here is supported as part of the Sustainable Systems (SS) Scientific Focus Area (SFA) program at LBNL, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program, through Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the U. S. Department of Energy.

ENIGMA SFA

The work reported here was conducted under the Environment & Networks Integrated with Genomes & Molecular Assemblies (ENIGMA) Scientific Focus Area (SFA) program at LBNL, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Biological Systems Sciences Division, Genomic Science Program, through Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the U. S. Department of Energy.

Bioenergy JBEI

The work reported here was funded by the DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute (http://www.jbei.org), supported by the U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, through Contract DE-AC02-05CH11231 between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the U. S. Department of Energy.

Collaborative BER Projects

[Note: the following is offered as a template; the bold, bracketed text below should be replaced with the specific funding source. When the work is only partially supported within BER, it is important to clearly state which portion of the research was funded under the BER award and what portion of the work was supported by each other sponsor who is acknowledged.  This distinction could, for example, be made by using the language below but further acknowledging, in subsequent sentences, who was supported by which sponsor (“E.R.J. was supported as part of…..”), or by indicating what aspect of the research (materials or processing used, or specific techniques) was supported by which sponsor (“XYZ studies were supported as part of….”).]

The work reported here was conducted as part of a collaboration between [non-BER entity(ies)] and [BER suboffice], supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, through Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the U. S. Department of Energy.

ASCEM-EM

This work reported here was conducted as part of the Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) program, in conjunction with the Office of Environmental Management, of the U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

EBI Bioenergy MEHR

This work was supported by a subcontract from the University of California at Berkeley, Energy Biosciences Institute, to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory under U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. The Energy Biosciences Institute is funded by British Petroleum.

Energy Resources

This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Office of Oil and Natural Gas, [then the specific suboffice/program/facility (e.g., NETL), if possible],of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

Geothermal Group

This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Geothermal Technologies Program of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

Geologic Carbon Sequestration

Funding for this program is also varied, but there are some common sources: This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Office of Sequestration, Hydrogen, and Clean Coal Fuels, [then the specific suboffice/program/facility, if possible], of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

Climate and Carbon Sciences

Funding for this program is also varied, but there are some common sources: This work was supported by the Director, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Climate Change Research Division, [then the specific suboffice providing the funding—e.g., Atmospheric and Radiation Measurements Program—if possible], of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

Nuclear Energy and Waste

UFD funding should be acknowledged as follows:

Funding for this work was provided by the Used Fuel Disposition Campaign, Office of Nuclear Energy, of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract NumberDE-AC02-05CH11231 with Berkeley Lab.

Other DOE-NE funding should be acknowledged as follows:

Funding for this work was provided by the Office of Nuclear Energy of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract Number DE-AC02-05CH11231 with Berkeley Lab.

International nuclear-waste-storage research work should be acknowledged as follows:

Funding for this work was provided by [whatever organization provides the funding, e.g., JAEA, IAEA, NUMO], as part of Work for Others funding from Berkeley Lab, provided by the Director, Office of Science, of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No.DE-AC02-05CH11231.

Work funded by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission should be acknowledged as follows:

Funding for this work was provided by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as part of Work for Others funding from Berkeley Lab, provided by the Director, Office of Science, of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

LDRD

As stated in the RPM, all Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) supported research must carry a standard credit line. A clear acknowledgment of LDRD funds would be as follows: This work was supported by Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) funding from Berkeley Lab, provided by the Director, Office of Science, of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

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