Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC) Network Authorship Guidelines
The principal investigator (PI) of a study is ultimately responsible for the ethical conduct of research. This obligation includes appropriate acknowledgement of study authors and contributors. In a multicenter study, authorship criteria that are fair and transparent should be determined early in the life cycle of the project and agreed to in writing, ideally at the time of study site recruitment. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors’ Authorship and Contributorship Guidelines provide a basis for mutual agreement and are a requirement for publication in most journals. Key among the ICMJE Guidelines is four basic criteria for authorship to be based on:
- Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
- Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
- Final approval of the version to be published; AND
- Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
All people listed as authors must meet these requirements, and all people who meet these requirements must be listed as authors. Individuals that make substantial contribution to the project should be, at a minimum, acknowledged as contributors.
ToxIC recognizes that the ideal authorship structure is not the same for every study, and does not prescribe a specific authorship structure. All research proposals should include a clear statement of how authorship will be determined. Once approved, that statement will be available to all potential contributors to the project. The ToxIC Committee and the ACMT Research Committee members are available to provide mentorship and guidance.
Categories of ToxIC DataThe ToxIC Registry consists of a core registry (upper level data) and subregistries (see About ToxIC Data). Upper level data research requests may be made through the web form link below. Subregistries have existing PIs
How to Submit a Research Study Proposal
- Submit a research protocol review request form.
- Once you receive an approval letter (usually takes around 2 weeks for approval by email), please submit a request for the REDCap ToxIC Data File for approved research.
After research protocol submission, the study will be evaluated to ensure that no existing studies are occurring and to ensure that the data available in the Registry fulfills your study aims. If the study does not meet either of these criteria, the ToxIC staff will inform the applicant. If you have any questions about research with ToxIC, please email Kim Aldy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preliminary Data Requests