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Fair Attribution Guidelines - LIDA staff, products and services


The University recently published its Fair Attribution Guidelines. The guidance recognises the importance of technical, technologists and skills specialists in conducting research and innovation within the University, and that the quality of the outputs is not only enhanced through the equipment and services available, but also by the teams of talented support staff helping deliver the research.

It's expected that all research active staff follow these guidelines and that Post-Doctoral Research Assistants and PhD students agree to follow the fair attribution guidelines detailed below, with their supervisors, in advance of conducting their research.

Where staff have undertaken research supported by LIDA services or equipment, for example, involving:

  • The Data Analytics Team (DAT)
  • LASER and/or LIDA’s Trusted Research Environment (inc. Safe Rooms)
  • LIDA’s research Communities and Programmes
  • LIDA’s Data Scientist Development Programme
  • The LIDA professional services team and/or LIDA’s research environment
  • LIDA sponsored or supported events or workshops

We would like to highlight the following points from the guidelines:

  1. Staff wholly or partly based in LIDA should include LIDA as an affiliation (e.g. in addition to their department) in their author information for each publication.
  2. All publications from LASER research should include an acknowledgement of the support from the DAT, LASER and LIDA, for example; “The Authors acknowledges the use of the LASER platform and assistance provided by the Data Analytics Team in Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds."
  3. When a member of LIDA staff / DAT does bespoke work on a research project;
    • Where the publication or report draws on their intellectual contribution, they should be included within the author list of the resultant publication or report and included in discussions during drafting and publication.
    • Where their contribution to the publication or report is less direct, they should be acknowledged individually.

For any questions regarding the appropriate application of the guidelines in research, contact Roger Beecham, Director of Research & Innovation