View Single Post
Spirit
#1
Oct10-07, 02:04 AM
P: 71
Hello everyone,

I am an undergraduate student. I am doing some research on my own, and almost two thirds through it. I was planning to contact a Professor for some advise, and some feedback ..etc

Couple of days ago, a friend of mine, a PhD student in Nuclear Engineering, was shocked that his Professor requested his name to be on his research paper, as if he have done the research too. My friend was working on that research on his own, but he needs to graduate, so he could not have said 'no' and there is no written request or anything.

I trust in our educational institutions, but I would love to know if there is a 'back-up' of 'reasearch credits' in a case a research is shared with a Professor , or is it just a plain issue of ethics code.

By the way, the good thing is I dont need my research to get my degree. All I want is to register it with my name.

Thanks in advance,
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on Phys.org
Experts defend operational earthquake forecasting, counter critiques
EU urged to convert TV frequencies to mobile broadband
Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100