few years ago I did my Master's thesis at University, when I worked in a lab and was performing various experiments on different materials. The thesis defense I held officially in front of commission, and the thesis is available on Internet.
As I was looking for some research papers, I discovered that there is this new publication, which uses the results I got during the experiments, as well as few other Master student who worked on their thesis. Our names are mentioned at the end, where authors are thankful for our assistance. I have two questions:
- Is is possible to use and publish results which were actually already part of someones Master's thesis?
- If these results of experiments were used in the new publication, is it right just to mention names of persons who performed them, and not putting them as co-authors?