Co-authorship on publications for Resource Center staff may be considered appropriate when the staff has provided one or more of the following:
- Significant intellectual contribution to the design of the published experiments;
- Substantial practical contribution to the generation, analysis and/or interpretation of experimental data;
- Indispensable technical support that contributes intellectually or scientifically to the advancement of the work.
The Academic Council at The Rockefeller University has generated a policy on this subject. In short, Resource Center staff members who have made an intellectual or technical contribution, but of a limited nature and not justifying authorship as defined above, should be given an appropriate acknowledgement in resulting publications. This will enable the Proteomics Resource Center to demonstrate our involvement in the research of a large number of laboratories at the university, aiding the procurement of future equipment.