Publication FAQs

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Q: A journal is requiring that de-identified study data be made publicly accessible as a condition of publication. Is this okay?

A: Yes; However, the study team must first consult with UCSF Data Resources to certify the data are de-identified before being released. Resource: (https://data.ucsf.edu/cdrp/de-identification).

Q: Can people be listed on the publication if they weren’t listed as Key Study Personnel on the IRB application?

A: Yes, while there may be overlap, guidelines for authorship are determined by the journal and are independent of IRB listed Key Study Personnel.

Q: Do all people listed as Key Study Personnel on the IRB application need to be listed on the publication?

A: No, while there may be overlap, guidelines for authorship are determined by the journal and are independent of IRB listed Key Study Personnel.