Office of the Ombudsman

Confidential - Neutral - Independent - Informal

You have questions about scientific issues involving mentoring, authorship, scientific collaboration, and intellectual property


I should be the first author on this paper; after all, I did more than half of the work. Now I’m told someone else will be first author and I’m upset as I need this publication to advance my career.

I’m a new fellow here and I expected to receive good mentoring. No one istraining me and when I ask for help, my PI yells at me. What will happen to my scientific career if things don’t change?