I am writing about an innovation camp, which private individuals took part to. During this camp, they developed systems. I have analyzed these systems in my study, and thus want to credit their author in my publication.
Can I write following sentence in my paper?
In this paper, we studied projects Fourtytwo conducted by John Doe and Erika Mustermann, and HolyGrail by Ann Onym and M. Icks.
My question focus on citing the name of John Doe, Erika Mustermann, etc. - that are private individuals - without their authorization.
I will to use the name given in the end-of-the-camp PDF report that is freely available on the web - what speaks in favour of yes. However, they are not public personalities (as politicians, etc.) nor explicitely revealed their names (as paper authors) - what leads me to this question.