Surely it is crucial to understanding how "I would still consider 12% a problem" to get ALL THE FACTS out there. What an amazing educational journey you've fabricated.
So that means that "2011 IAAF study", oh sorry, almost did it again, the "2011 WADA funded Swiss Lab IAAF study on IAAF blood samples" (is that OK now?), is really Sottas' paper, and Saugy just graded it? I guess that explains why most references indicate "Sottas et al., 2011"
Just so I got it right, you called it "more of a WADA study" despite "Saugy and his co-workers listed Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analyses" as their affliiation? And "less of an IAAF study" despite 3 authors listing their affiliation as the IAAF? None of the authors listed WADA as their affiliation. Please forgive me, I'm just trying to figure out how things work in this non-bizarro world.
More simple corrections:
- I guess you really meant WADA "accredited" lab rather than "WADA lab".
- The Swiss Lab for Doping Analyses is one of the nine units of the CURML (University Centre of Legal Medicine, Lausanne) at the CHUV (Lausanne University Hospital)
I found an excellent resource for understanding author lists, where Saugy would be "The last author: The head honcho. Hasn't even read the paper but, hey, he got the funding, and their famous name will get the paper accepted":
casual obsever wrote:
- Who is the main author? Sottas is listed first.
- Sottas and Saugy work for the University of Lausanne, not WADA -- why not call it the Lausanne study, like the WADA-commissioned survey study is called the Tuebingen study?
1) Traditionally the first author is the one who did most of the work, and the main (principal) author - normally the boss of the first is listed last, as in this case. (Less common is to sort by group, e.g. first all authors of affiliation 1, then all of affiliation 2, etc. As you can see, this is not the case here.)
2) I didn't call it Lausanne study, because Saugy and his co-workers listed Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analyses, Epalinges, Switzerland, as their affiliation, not the University of Lausanne.
Here, Saugy is best known as (previous) director of this WADA lab.