Authorship Policy on Publications
The CCCB does not require nor request co-authorship on studies using data generated solely on a fee-for-service basis by our facilities. In cases where significant intellectual contributions have been made by CCCB consultants, co-authorship may be appropriate, following usually-accepted scientific practice.
However, in order to satisfy reporting requirements of our funding partners, and to monitor our scientific impact, we require that customers acknowledge work performed by the CCCB. This can be done in either or both of the following ways:
- In the acknowledgments section of peer-reviewed publications, when CCCB personnel have been especially helpful (in study design, data interpretation, or technology selection), and where the author(s) feel that it is warranted, the following sentence should be incorporated. "The authors wish to thank [name of CCCB consultant(s) and/or director(s)] of The Center for Cancer Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA for assistance with [activities or services performed]."
- In the body text of peer-reviewed publications (for example, in Methods and Materials or Results sections). When the CCCB has provided a service, the following language should be used. "[Service] was performed by The Center for Cancer Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA."
We will also be pleased to receive notification when customers publish papers acknowledging the CCCB.