Our fifth CARE panel will feature Haixin Dang (Research Fellow, Univ. Leeds), Susan Williams (English, OSU), Sandra Aya Enimil (Copyright Services Librarian, OSU Libraries), Katherine O'Brien (Museum of Biological Diversity, OSU), and Cynthia Carnes (College of Pharmacy, OSU).
Our external speaker, Haixin Dang, is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leeds as a Research Fellow, working with Robbie Williams on an ERC funded project, Group Thinking. Her researcher concerns the ethics and epistemology of scientific collaborations.
Scholarship is rarely, if ever, a one-person job anymore. Co-authored papers are common in the sciences and are becoming more prominent in the humanities due to greater specialization, technological assistance in communication and data sharing, the emergence of funding for big collaborative projects, and increased institutional openness to interdisciplinary work. With increased opportunities and expectations for collaboration, researchers face many ethical conundrums in thinking about how to give everyone due credit for the work that they put in. This panel will address some of the most pressing issues in the ethics of joint authorship and collaboration. Topics will include how to navigate power imbalances in the authorship relationship, how to hold each other accountable, when one should refuse to co-author, and the differences between authorship, contribution, and mentorship.
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Research with support from the OSUMC Center for Bioethics and the College of Public Health.