Research projects with the aim of a publication in peer reviewed journals, oral or poster presentation at a congress can be proposed by SWEET members to the DPPC by completing the form available here:
Start a research / scientific project
The same form should be used to request data analysis to the DPPC.
After approval by the DPPC the project gets “green light” to start and the proposer becomes the lead author, whose responsibilities are to:
Every SWEET member (diabetes center), that has contributed data to the topic of the research project by their regular upload to the SWEET database is eligible to nominate a co-author. All eligible SWEET members receive a call for expressing their interest in co-authorship by email from the SWEET coordinators. The DPPC selects possible co-authors among the interested people according to criteria defined in the publication policy (person is only allowed to have two co-authorships in parallel, geographical representation of SWEET, fair distribution among experienced and young professionals, …). This selection is then suggested to the lead author for final approval.
Obligations of a co-author are an active contribution to the work such as:
The SWEET Data management group supports the research project by
After an abstract or manuscript has been successfully written and is finalized, it has to be send to all co-authors and the SWEET project coordinators prior to submission for a last check and formal approval.