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Groves getting credit for your work

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Groves getting credit for your work

  1. 1. Getting credit for your work:the ethics of attribution for dataDr Trish GrovesDeputy editor, BMJ &Editor-in-chief, BMJ Opentgroves@bmj.com twitter/trished
  2. 2. Contributorship and attributionProblems• varied authorship conventions across disciplines• increasing number of authors & funders• inadequate definitions of authorship• inability to identify individual contributions• damaging effect of authorship disputes• current metrics inadequate• aggregation of attributions from multiple sourcesSolutions?• ORCID, FundRef• common ontology: (i) conceptual and intellectual (ii) technical andexperimental; and (iii) organizational and communicationIWCSA Report (2012). Report on the International Workshop on Contributorship and Scholarly Attribution.May 16, 2012. Harvard University and the Wellcome Trust. http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/attribution_workshop
  3. 3. ICMJE authorship = investigatorshipShould be based only on substantial contribution to:• conception and design, acquisition of data, or dataanalysis and interpretation• drafting the article or revising it critically for importantintellectual content• and final approval of the version to be publishedAcquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of theresearch group alone does not constitute authorship.All authors included on a paper must fulfil the criteria.No one who fulfils the criteria should be excluded.Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to takepublic responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

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