Declarations of interest
|Standard||Rationale and elaboration||Resources|
|PR43||Declarations of interests||Mandatory|
|Report relevant present or recent (three years prior to declaration) affiliations or other involvement in any organization or entity with an interest in the review’s findings that might lead to a real or perceived conflict of interest||
The detailed policy for declaring relevant interests is available in the Cochrane Editorial and Publishing Policy Resource (EPPR). In brief, the nature and extent of the affiliation or involvement (whether financial or non-financial) should be described. Declarations of interest should be stated according to the relevant criteria from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and must be consistent with interests declared on the Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest form.
See Handbook (version 6) Section III.3.7
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