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Beyond authorship: Introducing the Contributor Role Taxonomy (CRediT) by Dr Liz Allen

16 July 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the speaker

Liz Allen is Director of Strategic Initiatives at F1000Research. Prior to joining F1000Research in 2015, she spent over a decade leading the Evaluation Team at Wellcome.  Liz is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Policy Institute at King’s College London, with a particular interest in science policy and research-related indicators. Liz is a Crossref Board Director, co-founder of CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy), and serves on the Advisory Board for the Software Sustainability Institute.

About the talk

Original research articles with one author – particularly in the life sciences – are increasingly rare, and the concept of ‘authorship’ in science has become outdated and often unhelpful. CRediT was developed through a collaboration of research funders, publishers, researchers and institutions with the aim was to provide greater granularity, visibility and transparency to the myriad of contributions that researchers make to published scholarly research output today.

This talk explains the origins, rationale and current use of the Contributor Role Taxonomy (CRediT) – leaving room for discussion of the challenges and opportunities for the future of this initiative.


16 July 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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