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COPE Forum 3 February: Register & agenda

Taking part in the Forum allows members to contribute to, as well as learn from, the cases being discussed. Register now as the Forum is limited to 100 attendees.

Deadline to register: Thursday 2 February

Register 4pm Forum

4 - 5.30pm GMT


(Unfortunately we have had to cancel the 8am (GMT) Forum. The 4pm (GMT) Forum has a few places available so please do register, by clicking the link above, if this time is possible for you. We're sorry to all those who registered for the 8am Forum for any inconvenience caused.)

Forum discussion topic: Disclosed conflicts of interest

Disclosure of conflicts of interest is essential to preserving the integrity of published research. Though previous COPE guidelines have addressed the editor's role in administering undisclosed conflicts of interest, less attention has been paid to the appropriate means of handling financial or nonfinancial conflicts of interest that are fully disclosed at the outset of the review process for papers or post-publication commentaries.

This will be discussed at the start of the next COPE Forum on Friday 3 February. You can leave comments whether or not you're planning on joining the meeting.

Comment on disclosed conflicts of interest

Forum agenda and materials

Download the agenda and materials for the COPE Forum meeting Friday 3 February 2017 here (PDF, 652kb). All of the cases will be discussed at both meetings.

Forum agenda & materials

Not able to attend the Forum?

If you can't make the Forum but want to catch up on the discussion of the cases, we will publish them on the COPE website by the end of February. We will also report on the cases in the March Digest newsletter.