I know that most [people], including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives. --  Leo Tolstoy
Chapter 2: Integration Questions
3. When several researchers collaborate on a project, who owns the data? What are the rights to use and publish the data of the various participants? The PI? The institution? Co-PIs? Other faculty collaborators? Post-docs working in the lab? Graduate students working in the lab? Who decides ownership?
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4. Does your university have policies governing ownership of data, patents, and other research products?
  Click here and read the policy of Northwestern University on data and intellectual property ownership.

Click here and read the policy of Washington University on data and intellectual property ownership.
Research Ethics
Chapter 2: The Nervous One
Discussion and Reflection Questions
Integration Questions
References and Resources

This chapter addresses collaborative science, including authorship and data ownership. Upon your completion of this chapter, we hope that you can identify essential criteria for determining authorship and credit as well as responsibilities of co-authors to their collaborators and the larger scientific community. We also want you to learn about sound data management and ownership practices.

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