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The next morning you receive a rather terse phone call from their lead scientist telling you that if you submit the publication, the collaboration will terminate there and then, and you will lose the collaborative grant. The collaborators are outraged that you are publishing their results with you as first author.
You are faced with a dilemma: publish the important discovery and ruin the collaboration, or drop the matter. An alternative could be to offer the collaborators the opportunity to be first authors on the paper. What should you do? This is a matter of the breakdown of trust.