The University of Manchester is committed to the highest standards of Research Integrity as set out in its Code of Good Research Conduct. The purpose of these guidelines is to set out the University’s expectations in terms of authorship and publishing research. It conforms to guidance set out by, inter alia, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the British Sociological Association and the Committee on Publication Ethics. It sets out who should and should not be listed as an author and the process by which the University will handle any authorship disputes.
For the purposes of these guidelines, data are defined as information collected or used in generating research conclusions.