My question is somewhat related to this one, but with the additional twist that my superior, who could be handling the case, as well as some of my friends, are implicated.
A colleague of mine asked me to do some data analysis for her, which I gladly did. She has published that analysis, even using my own wording, under her name, and also added a number of other colleagues, including our superior, to the list of authors.
Knowing my superior and the other colleagues, I don't believe they wanted to wrong me. They were probably not even aware of the true authorship of the analysis. But, as co-authors, they formally share the responsibility for the publication. I don't want to cause them problems, so how should I handle this?
Before the publication, I happened to see the draft and pointed out to the plagiarist that my name was missing. She said she'd add it, but she didn't do it. I don't see a point in discussing it with her any further.