CCORDA guidelines to acknowledge our statisticians


CCORDA follows the policy for authorship set forth by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and also recommended in published guidelines (Parker RA, Berman NG: Criteria for authorship for statisticians in medical papers. Statistics in Medicine 17: 2289-2299 (1998)), “The basis of financial support should be the time/effort spent on a project and the basis for authorship should be whether the statistician has made a scientific contribution to the project."

CCORDA lists the following as examples of scientific contributions:

MS and Ph.D. statisticians should not be listed under acknowledgments if any of the above criteria have been met, but should be appropriately recognized with an authorship. An agreement should be reached early in the collaboration between the investigator and statistician regarding the authorship of the resulting manuscript/abstract.