Cost of working with Research IT

STARR (previously known as STRIDE) Clinical Data Warehouse is subsidized by Dean's office and CTSA grant. However, nearly all other services are provided at cost to the faculty/labs. Please contact us for further details.

Giving authorship credit to Research IT

Research IT members often contribute significantly to a research study. We recommend using Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) to evaluate roles, including those of research IT team members.

Typically, in a large multi-center study, contributions such as acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship. Please review the journal's criteria for authorship that you are submitting to. We expect that all authors will have reviewed, discussed, and agreed to their individual contributions ahead of manuscript submission. 

Following contributor roles are recognized in CRediT:

  • Conceptualization: Ideas; formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims.
  • Data Curation: Management activities to annotate (produce metadata), scrub data and maintain research data (including software code, where it is necessary for interpreting the data itself) for initial use and later reuse.
  • Formal Analysis: Application of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze or synthesize study data.
  • Funding Acquisition: Acquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication.
  • Investigation: Conducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the experiments, or data/evidence collection.
  • Methodology: Development or design of methodology; creation of model
  • Project Administration: Management and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution.
  • Resources: Provision of study materials, reagents, materials, patients, laboratory samples, animals, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analysis tools.
  • Software: Programming, software development; designing computer programs; implementation of the computer code and supporting algorithms; testing of existing code components.
  • Supervision: Oversight and leadership responsibility for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship external to the core team.
  • Validation: Verification, whether as a part of the activity or separate, of the overall replication/reproducibility of results/experiments and other research outputs.
  • Visualization: Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically visualization/data presentation.
  • Writing – Original: Draft Preparation Creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft (including substantive translation).
  • Writing – Review & Editing: Preparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work by those from the original research group, specifically critical review, commentary or revision – including pre- or post-publication stages.