The policy on attribution of publications which incorporate ANZDATA sourced data was revised during 2002, following a period of consultation with participating physicians.
- Where a member of a participating unit has analysed data provided by ANZDATA and subsequently prepared a manuscript, then “ANZDATA Registry” should be acknowledged as a secondary institution in addition to the author’s Hospital or University. This applies whether the primary data analysis is performed by the author or by ANZDATA staff. Where the author is an ANZDATA office holder or staff member then the primary attribution should be “ANZDATA Registry”.
- Where ANZDATA data is only a minor portion of the work, then it may be more appropriate to acknowledge the source explicitly in the “Acknowledgements” section.
In both cases the disclaimer below should be included.
“The data reported here have been supplied by the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA). The interpretation and reporting of these data are the responsibility of the Editors and in no way should be seen as an official policy or interpretation of the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry.”
In all cases the source and treatment of the data should be made clear in the “Methods” section. Preferably the abstract (and keywords if applicable) should also include “ANZDATA” which would allow for searching Registry publications.