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"Conferring authorship": biobank stakeholders' experiences with publication credit in collaborative research
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
ID 2289540
Author(s) Colledge, Flora M. A.; Elger, Bernice S.; Shaw, David M.
Author(s) at UniBasel Elger, Bernice Simone
Colledge, Flora
Shaw, David
Year 2013
Title "Conferring authorship": biobank stakeholders' experiences with publication credit in collaborative research
Journal PLoS ONE
Volume 8
Number 9
Abstract Multi-collaborator research is increasingly becoming the norm in the field of biomedicine. With this trend comes the imperative to award recognition to all those who contribute to a study; however, there is a gap in the current "gold standard" in authorship guidelines with regards to the efforts of those who provide high quality biosamples and data, yet do not play a role in the intellectual development of the final publication.; We carried out interviews with 36 individuals working in, or with links to, biobanks in Switzerland, in order to understand how they interpret, apply and value authorship criteria in studies involving biosamples. The majority of respondents feel that authorship is an important motivating factor in working and publishing collaboratively. However, our findings suggest that in some cases, authorship guidelines are being ignored in favor of departmental standards which recognize "scientific work" as meriting authorship.; Our results support the current calls in the literature for an alternative method of crediting biomaterial contributions, in order to ensure appropriate authorship inclusion and promote collaborative research involving biobanks.
Publisher Public Library of Science
ISSN/ISBN 1932-6203
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0076686
PubMed ID
ISI-Number WOS:000325423500174
Document type (ISI) Article

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