Using My Protocol and Cells
Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:42 AM
I'm an undergrad.
So I've spent half a year developing this ingenious protocol for generating pure primary microglia and this other lab's been using my protocol and using my cells because they cannot do it right.
They never put my name on any posters which were pretty much done with my cells.
Should I get credit? Or is this just some common thing done in research? How should I go by getting credit?
Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:40 AM
However, from what you are writing I think you should be on the posters. As you are still an undergrad it might be difficult for you to deal with this problem on your own. Talk to your supervisor - he should be able to appropriatly deal with the other lab if neccessary or explain to you why you are not on the posters (lab policy etc).
If your and/or the other labs policy is to not put you on the poster/paper for technical input which is ESSENTIAL for the work then you should probably avoid working in/with these groups in the future. But talking to your supervisor or a postdoc/senior lab memeber whom you trust is the best way of getting an answer to your questions. Fingers crossed.
Edited by gebirgsziege, 12 June 2012 - 08:44 AM.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:07 AM
talent does what it can
genius does what it must
i used to do what i got paid to do