Research paper on CV

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Hey Everyone,
I recently was accepted to med school and I'm working on my CV. For the past two years I've been doing research: 7 months in one lab and the rest in another. The 7 months in the first lab were spent working close to 80hrs a week, only getting compensated for 40, producing data. I ended up leaving bc my boss played too much politics and often lied and was just an overall lazy person who used me and other people in the lab to advance their career. Anyways, yesterday I found on pubmed where they have published two papers using my data that I produced and analyzed,that I have slaved for, without any mention of me. Now I know there is nothing I can do but can I at least put the papers on my CV stating that I generated the fugues and data used in the publication or would this come off unprofessional or something? Thanks

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I think since your name is not on the papers you should not put them under your publications on your CV, but in your CV, where you describe the 7 month lab experience, you could include that you contributed data and figures that led to two papers.
 
I think since your name is not on the papers you should not put them under your publications on your CV, but in your CV, where you describe the 7 month lab experience, you could include that you contributed data and figures that led to two papers.

Agreed. Since you are not a co-author then the publications should not be listed as your publications.

Also, to address the sense of entitlement in your original post -- just because you put in a lot of work on this study does not mean that you should be named as a co-author. While the standards for co-authorship are much looser in medical research (compared to, say, sociology or economics), there are still standards. ICMJE guidelines at a minimum require some contribution to editing of the manuscript. It does not sound like you did that but rather only contributed to data collection.
 
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I wouldn't call it entitlement. If the op really put in 80 hours of work a week, which I highly doubt, it makes sense to be pissed that there wasn't even an acknowledgment.
 
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Hey Everyone,
I recently was accepted to med school and I'm working on my CV. For the past two years I've been doing research: 7 months in one lab and the rest in another. The 7 months in the first lab were spent working close to 80hrs a week, only getting compensated for 40, producing data. I ended up leaving bc my boss played too much politics and often lied and was just an overall lazy person who used me and other people in the lab to advance their career. Anyways, yesterday I found on pubmed where they have published two papers using my data that I produced and analyzed,that I have slaved for, without any mention of me. Now I know there is nothing I can do but can I at least put the papers on my CV stating that I generated the fugues and data used in the publication or would this come off unprofessional or something? Thanks

You worked 16 hours a day? or is that a typo. Thats dedication.
 
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