Contributor Roles Taxonomy

CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy) is high-level taxonomy, including 14 roles, that can be used to represent the roles typically played by contributors to scientific scholarly output. The roles describe each contributor’s specific contribution to the scholarly output.

ConceptualizationIdeas, formulation or evolution of overarching research goals and aims.
Data curationProduce metadata, scrub data and maintain research data for initial use and later re-use.
Formal analysisApplication of statistical, mathematical, computational, or other formal techniques to analyze data.
Funding acquisitionAcquisition of the financial support for the project leading to this publication.
InvestigationConducting a research and investigation process, specifically performing the data collection.
MethodologyDevelopment or design of methodology; creation of models.
Project administrationManagement and coordination responsibility for the research activity planning and execution.
ResourcesProvision of study materials, instrumentation, computing resources, or other analysis tools.
SoftwareProgramming, software development; designing computer programs; implementation of the computer code and supporting algorithms.
SupervisionOversight for the research activity planning and execution, including mentorship external to the core team.
ValidationReplication of results and other research outputs.
VisualizationPreparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically data presentation.
Writing – original draftPreparation, creation and/or presentation of the published work, specifically writing the initial draft.
Writing – review and editingCritical review, commentary or revision – including pre- or post-publication stages.

Source: Compiled using badges from Center for Open Science and core definitions from CASRAI. See also