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Monday, April 27 • 2:05pm - 3:30pm
Capturing Contribution LIMITED

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With the growth in collaborative authorship across science, we are seeing long lists of authors, with, at best, unstructured information about who contributed what to the collaboration. This panel will bring together the perspectives of funders, publishers, researchers, and academic administrators on the topic of capturing structured information about contribution. The panel will consider a new proposed contributor role taxonomy, pros and cons, the challenges of implementation, and the implications for science and scholarship more broadly.

Bibliographic conventions for representation of authorship lag behind the semantic capabilities of the web and tend to obfuscate the contributions of those involved in collaborative research and writing endeavors. There is growing interest among researchers, funding agencies, academic institutions, editors, and publishers in increasing both the transparency of research contributions. Many publishers now require contribution disclosures upon article submission – some in structured form, some in free-text form – at the same time that funders are developing more scientifically rigorous ways to track the outputs and impact of their research investments.

In May of 2012 the Wellcome Trust and Harvard University co-hosted a workshop to bring together members of the academic, publishing, and funder communities interested in exploring alternative contributorship and attribution models.  Following the workshop a pilot project was established to develop a controlled vocabulary of contributor roles that could be used to describe the typical ‘contributions’ to scholarly published output for biomedical and science more broadly.

The draft taxonomy was tested with a sample of recent corresponding authors publishing across science and was relatively well received.  The outcomes of the pilot test are described in Nature commentary (April 2014). A working group of Project CRediT have built on the work of the Wellcome-Harvard contributorship project by extending community participation in the initiative, to include a wider range of publishers, researchers, funding agencies, and academic administrators. A revised taxonomy is now open for public comment, and the ARCS panel presents a perfect opportunity to report on this feedback regarding this initiative.

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Amy Brand

VP, Digital Science
VP Academic & Research Relations, VP North America Digital Science
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Kristi Holmes

Director, Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University
Kristi Holmes is the Director at Northwestern University's Galter Health Sciences Library, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine-Health and Biomedical Informatics, and Engagement Lead for VIVO. Her research interests focus on understanding how information and data are identified and applied in a meaningful manner in research and clinical settings - leveraging semantic web-based technologies and open science approaches whenever possible... Read More →
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Kalyani Narasimhan

Chief editor, Nature Neuroscience at Nature Publishing Group
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Kaitlin Thaney

Director, Science, Mozilla
I lead the science program at Mozilla, where we work to make open research less of an ideal and more a norm. I care deeply about the web and research efficiency, and have worked on problems surrounding them at Digital Science, Creative Commons and MIT.

Monday April 27, 2015 2:05pm - 3:30pm
Chestnut Room

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