Defining authorship in the era of big data collection and its consequences on the academic career
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An essential requisite for the quality of medical research is an adequate sample size of the population to be studied. Multicenter trials of new treatments aimed to determine reliability and reproducibility offer a great opportunity to recruit large numbers of patients in a short time. Big data analysis has, however, given life to a system in which, not only the individual contribution of authors cannot be identified, but even the basic requisite for authorship are questioned.
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