Barbara E. Bierer, M.D.
Mercè Crosas, Ph.D.
Heather H. Pierce, J.D., M.P.H.
New England Journal of Medicine
April 27, 2017
From the Article
We believe that both as a matter of fairness and as a matter of providing an incentive for data sharing, the persons who initially gathered the data should receive appropriate and standardized credit that can be used for academic advancement, for grant applications, and in broader situations. We propose a system of recognition whereby data generators are identified and cited by means of a designation that would be standardized and differentiated from the designation of the authors of a peer-reviewed journal article.
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