If your study used the Center for Statistical Consulting (CSC) resources for any part of the proposal, paper or presentation, please acknowledge CSC. CSC requires that the statistician be offered authorship on publications involving CSC statistical support if he or she meets the criteria set forth by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Criteria as follows:
- Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
- Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
- Final approval of the version to be published; AND
- Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
We recommend acknowledging statisticians in publications and presentations if they made a significant contribution to your project, but do not meet criteria for authorship. To avoid misunderstandings please discuss authorship early in your relationship with the statistician and include this information in the SOW. Note, the consulting statistician reserves the right to decline authorship when offered.