Sample Authorship Agreement
Authorship on a scientific publication and/or creative activity is both a reward and a responsibility. To avoid conflicts on who should and will be included as an author on such works within a given scholarly lab or group, the following written agreement should govern. For specific rules and recommendations regarding who (in general) qualifies for authorship, please refer to the publication outlet itself, or the MSU Authorship Guidelines.
Overall Project Name
Type of project (e.g., grant application, dissertation, thesis, ongoing study, etc.)
Co-Investigators and Roles
Author List (and order)