5.3 Author Contribution

Transparency in authors’ contribution is a critical component of open science. Determining authorship is ultimately the responsibility of the project leads (i.e. principal investigator and/or first author), but because author contribution is not always straightforward, we follow McNutt et al. (2018) and others in recommending the Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) system. For a simplified version of this most relevant to our project infrastructure, feel free to use and modify our Author Contribution Template, which allows individuals to identify their contributions or to opt-out of participation in a paper. We recommend discussing authorship expectations early in a project to avoid future complications.