Copyright matters for graduate research students


Authorship and your thesis

Although everyone who has made substantial contributions should be acknowledged, acquisition of funding and provision of technical services, patents, or materials, while they may be essential to the work, are not in themselves sufficient contributions to justify authorship.

Nor should your supervisor receive acknowledgement as an ‘honorary author’ simply because of their professional relationship to you/your work.

Contact the Research & Innovation Office if you have any concerns about these matters. There are clear protocols for dealing with the issues that may arise.