Q: Can the Order of authors be changed after ethics committee approval before completing the study?
Iam a Pharm.D intern student and proposed an idea to conduct an observational study to HOD of peadiatrics dept. But he ordered me to put him as 1st author while I am the only one to collect samples and analyze and write manuscript and everything. Our proposed study got registered in Institutional ethics commitee but the HOD as 1st author and me as a 3rd author. Now HOD is not contributing to work and will not. So, is it poasible to change authors order while publishing or should I change it in the Ethics committee certificate ? What steps should I follow to claim my work?