Authorship Ethics for Research and Scholarly Publications
Presenter: Kory Trott, Director of The Research Integrity and Consultation Program
Authors of research publications are usually those collaborators who provide meaningful intellectual contributions to a project, but determining authorship positions (e.g., first author, senior author) and deciding what constitutes a meaningful contribution can require complex decisions. Authorship disputes can lead to conflict between collaborators, but those types of disputes can be avoided with transparent pre-planning and clear discussions of expectations. This training will discuss authorship disputes as well as tips for avoiding common ethical pitfalls in scientific publication.
Investigator Series webinars are free and open to all students (undergraduate, graduate, professional), faculty and staff. All presentations also provide in-person Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)training credit hours towards the NIH's 8-hour in-person RCR training requirements.
This session is part of the second annual VT Ethics Week.