Preempting discord: Prenuptial agreements for scientists

TitlePreempting discord: Prenuptial agreements for scientists
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2009
PublisherUnited States, Office of Research Integrity
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThis short article by two ombudsman at the National Institutes of Health discusses conflicts that can arise between collaborating scientists and suggest some precautionary steps that can be taken to avoid conflicts. This includes discussing or even writing a partnership contract that covers issues such as the anticipated goals and outcomes of the project, contributions from each participant in the project, what criteria will be used to assign authorship and credit, and how intellectual property and ownership of project data will be handled.
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