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Conflicts of interest / Competing interests

There must be clear definitions of conflicts of interest and processes for handling conflicts of interest of authors, reviewers, editors, journals and publishers, whether identified before or after publication

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Conflicts of interest focus

COPE’s Core Practice #4 on conflicts of interest / competing interests states: “There must be clear definitions of conflicts of interest and processes for handling conflicts of interest of authors, reviewers, editors, journals and publishers, whether identified before or after publication”.

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COPE Forum: 30 April 2018

Register for the COPE Forum that will take place on Monday 30 April from 4-5.30pm (BST).

Case

Undisclosed conflict of interest

18-05

We published two peer-reviewed articles—one protocol and one paper with the results of a comparative analysis comparing a group of people associated with a specific “complementary medicine health care organization” (CMG), with the general population, which concludes that the group has “unusual health indicators” (more favourable than the general population).

Event

COPE Forum: April 2018

Open to COPE members only.

Our Forum, where we discuss cases submitted by members, will take place on 30 April from 4-5.30pm (GMT). Taking part in the Forum allows members to contribute to, as well as learn from, the cases being discussed.

We will also be discussing Preprints: Continuing the conversation during the Forum. You are welcome to add your comments on this topic before the Forum, whether or not you are attending the Forum.

Deadline to register: Friday 27 April

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Australia Seminar, 30 May 2018

Registration has been extended to 25 May 2018.

Register for our Australia Seminar on 30 May 2018. #C0PEAustralia

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In the news: March 2018 Digest

Included in the news this month are articles related to March's theme of "Authorship and Contributorship", together with conflicts of interest, data and reproducibility, ethical oversight and peer review

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COPE Council. COPE Guidelines: Sharing of information among editors-in-chief regarding possible misconduct — English.
https://doi.org/10.24318/cope.2019.1.7
©2021 Committee on Publication Ethics (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
https://publicationethics.org

 

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COPE Council. COPE Flowcharts and infographics — Undisclosed conflict of interest in a submitted manuscript — English.
https://doi.org/10.24318/cope.2019.2.6
©2021 Committee on Publication Ethics (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
https://publicationethics.org

 

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  • 24 July 2021

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  • 6 July 2021

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About this resource

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COPE Council. COPE Flowcharts and infographics - Undisclosed conflict of interest in a published article - English.
https://doi.org/10.24318/cope.2019.2.7
©2021 Committee on Publication Ethics (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
https://publicationethics.org

 

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Version 2: July 2021
Version 1: 2006

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  • 6 September 2021

    Version 2 of flowchart published.

  • 6 July 2021

    Changed title to match revised ALL Flowcharts PDF

  • 11 February 2021

    Sabah title

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