[SOLVED] If a researcher creates the idea for a project and is not listed in the preferred author

If a researcher creates the idea for a project and is not listed in the preferred author order position on resulting publications, is this considered to be research misconduct under the federal policy?

  1. No; instead it is a type of authorship dispute.
  2. Yes because it involves a form of fabrication.
  3. No; instead it is a type of financial conflict of interest.
  4. Yes because it involves a form of falsification.

Answer:

The Correct Answer is: No; instead it is a type of authorship dispute.

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