Contribution & attribution in research: funder perspectives Wednesday, May 16, 2012:

Liz Allen, Senior Evaluation Adviser, Wellcome Trust

Allen will outline the outputs of funded research that interest the funder, for which knowing who did what is key. She will discuss the inadequacy of current funding and acknowledgement sections in journals for identifying funding and those funded, and the challenges funders face in identifying individual contributions, which are exacerbated by the increasing numbers of listed authors, particularly in consortium work in general and the biosciences in particular.