In general, it is anticipated that collaborators will retain first and senior authorship for straightforward discoveries made on their samples (either discovered by the core Broad CMG staff or if made directly by the collaborators). The Center must be named as an author on resulting publications, along with individual Broad CMG analysts who played a major role in the discovery.
The Center will notify all collaborators in cases where the same gene is discovered in samples spanning multiple sites; in such cases, we expect that authorship decisions will be resolved fairly between the parties involved. If a discovery requires an unusually large or innovative effort made by the core Broad CMG staff to solve certain cases, we expect authorship will be awarded according to the actual contributions of all participating investigators.
In addition, the Broad CMG funding must be noted in the acknowledgments of resulting publications. Please include the following statement:
“Sequencing and analysis were provided by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Center for Mendelian Genomics (Broad CMG) and was funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute, the National Eye Institute, and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute grant UM1 HG008900 and in part by National Human Genome Research Institute grant R01 HG009141.”
Please email your project manager for any additional questions.