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Mohammad Hosseini


Profile image of Mohammad HosseiniMohammad Hosseini, PhD 
Postdoctoral Scholar 
Ward 2-657
Phone: 312-503-1201
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I am a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics) at Northwestern University. I collaborate with the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) and am currently based at Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center in Chicago.

During my PhD, I was involved in creating, collecting and curating resources for the Embassy of Good Science platform, which is a disciplinary repository for research ethics and integrity resources. I wrote my PhD thesis on the ethics of authorship and contributor role ontologies and taxonomies, exploring innovative methods of attribution of credit and responsibilities in scholarly collaborations.

Please contact me with your questions related to:

  • Authorship, collaboration and contributor roles
  • Research Ethics and Integrity
  • Citations and publication ethics
  • Gender issues in academia
  • Data ethics

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Peer-reviewed Publications

Vasilevsky NA, Hosseini M, […], Holmes KL. Is authorship sufficient for today’s collaborative research? A call for contributor roles. Accountability in Research. 2021.

Armond A, Hosseini M, […], Kakuk P. A scoping review of the literature featuring research ethics and research integrity cases. BMC Medical Ethics. 2021.

Hosseini M, Eve MP, Gordijn B, Neylon C. MyCites: a proposal to mark and report inaccurate citations in scholarly publications. Research Integrity and Peer Review. 2020. 

Hosseini M, Gordijn B. A review of the literature on ethical issues related to scientific authorship. Accountability in Research. 2020.

Hosseini M. Equal Co-authorship Practices: Review and Recommendations. Science and Engineering Ethics. 2020.

Hosseini M, Bruton, S. A qualitative study of Equal Co-First Authorship. Accountability in Research. 2020.

Hosseini M, Lewis J. The norms of authorship credit: Challenging the definition of authorship in The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. Accountability in Research. 2020.

Hosseini M, Consoli L, Zwart HAE, van den Hoven MA. Suggestions to Improve the Comprehensibility of Current Definitions of Scientific Authorship for International Authors. Science and Engineering Ethics. 2019.

Tennant J, […] Hosseini M, […], Yarkoni T. A tale of two 'opens': intersections between Free and Open Source Software and Open Scholarship. SocArXiv. 2019.

Hosseini M, Hilhorst M, de Beaufort I, Fanelli D. Doing the Right Thing: A Qualitative Investigation of Retractions Due to Unintentional Error. Science and Engineering Ethics. 2018.

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Media Engagement

Hosseini MThe ethical issues concerning vaccine refusal. RTÉ brainstorm. 2021.

Hosseini MDon’t stand so close to me, the moral maze of social distancing. RTÉ brainstorm. 2020.

Craig C, Hosseini M, McGonagle-O'Connell A. Making Research Contributions More Transparent, Report of a FORCE Workshop. F1000 Research.

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Presentations and talks (Selected)

An ethical analysis of equal co-authorship practices. (2021 June). METRICS International Forum, Stanford University, The USA.

Seek and ye shall find bias: ethical issues in social science research employing big data. (2021 February). DCU Ethics and Privacy Week, Online event.

Ethics of using big data in humanities and social science research. (2020 February). UCD Lunchtime Seminar, Dublin, Ireland.

MyCites, a concept for marking inaccurate citations. (2020 January). PIDapalooza Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.

Introduction to engineering ethics. (2019 November). Storyful. Dublin, Ireland.

Panel discussion: Citations, References, and JATS. (2019 May). JATS2019, Welcome Genome Campus, Cambridge, The UK.

The Definition of Authorship in the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. (2018 September). PUBMET, University of Zadar, Croatia.

Data management in Research Ethics and Integrity, Integrating cases from multiple sources with different features. (2018 February). EnTIRE meeting. Bonn University, Germany.

A philosophical framework for a morally legitimate definition of scientific authorship. (2017 May). Fifth world conference on research integrity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

A qualitative investigation of "honest" retractions by researchers in the Netherlands and other countries. (2016 May). NRIN conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Poster presentations

A Systematic Review of the Literature on the Ethics of Scientific Authorship. (2019 June). Sixth world conference on research integrity, Hong Kong.

Equal co-lead authorship. (2019 June). Sixth world conference on research integrity, Hong Kong.

Gender Disparity in Research Output at Dublin City University. (2019 June). Sixth world conference on research integrity, Hong Kong.

MyCites- A new concept for reporting inaccurate citations. (2019 May). JATS2019, Welcome Genome Campus, Cambridge, The UK.

Gender and Publication Statistics, Institutional Bibliometric Analysis in Dublin City University. (2018 October). FORCE, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Task-oriented authorship, a new trend with theoretical and practical implications for modern science. (2018 February). PRINTEGER Conference on Research Integrity, Bonn University, Germany.

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Teaching Experience

Postgraduate (2018-2021). PhD Graduate Training Modules - Research Ethics and Integrity, DCU, Ireland.

Graduate (2019-2020). MA program in ethics - Science and research ethics, DCU, Ireland.

Undergraduate (2019-2021). BA program in mechanical engineering - Introduction to engineering ethics, DCU, Ireland.

Undergraduate (2017-2021). BA program in contemporary culture and society - Research ethics in humanities and social sciences, DCU, Ireland.

Undergraduate (2017). Dublin internship program - Ethics in healthcare research, Boston University, DCU, Ireland.

Undergraduate (2016). BA program in engineering - Ethics and history of technology. TU/Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Educational material

Educational scenario (2020). Collaborative Working Between Academia and Industry: An Educational Scenario by the EnTIRE project.

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Awards and grants


Winner - DCU president awards for innovation. 2021.

Finalist - DCU president awards for engagement. 2020 and 2021.

Finalist - Tell it straight Competition for DCU Postgraduate Research Students. 2020.


Open Access publication waiver, Journal of Research Integrity and Peer Review. 2020 and 2021.

DCU Invent Centre travel grant. 2019.

ORCE11 Travel grant, FORCE11 consortia and McGill University, Montreal, Canada. 2018.

PUBMET2018 Travel grant, The Department for Information Sciences, University of Zadar, Croatia. 2018.

Summer school grant, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. 2018.

Summer school grant, Ethics of End of Life Care. Provided by DCU, Ireland. 2018.

SATORI project travel grant, SATORI final conference in Brussels, Belgium. University of Twente, The Netherlands. 2017.

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Updated: October 25, 2021