It is important that all individuals who make a substantial and meaningful contribution to a clinical trial and intellectual content of the work are appropriately recognised and acknowledged for their contribution in the final publications. An authorship and publications policy can help ensure a fair and transparent process and promote CTN coherence.
Authorship and Publication Policy: Guidance for CTNs
This document has been developed as a guidance document for clinical trials networks (CTNs) to use when creating their overarching authorship and publication policy. It outlines various options that a network may consider when establishing guidelines for their CTN. This document also outlines options that the Principal Investigator (PI) may adopt when establishing an authorship plan for specific trials conducted/endorsed by the CTN, which is developed and set in place before the study commences.PDF