Examples of Publication Disclosure Statements for Conflicts of Interest

 

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Journals and entities sponsoring meeting, symposia or conferences have varying standards for reporting financial relationships relating to your institutional responsibilities.  However, you should always acknowledge those relationships when publishing or presenting data from your research or relating to the topic of your publication of presentation.  The following are examples of disclosure statements.  If you use one of the examples, you should modify it to fit your specific relationship.

Example 1

The author(s) of this [publication, presentation or poster] has research support from [Source of research funding] and also [holds stock in; serves on an advisory board for; serves on the Board of Directors of, received an honorarium from] [name of entity].  The terms of this arrangement have been reviewed and approved by Stony Brook University in accordance with its policy on objectivity in research.

Example 2

The author(s) of this [publication, presentation or poster] consults for [Entity(ies)] on [subject of consultation].   The author(s) also conducts research in areas of interest similar to the business interests of [Entity(ies)].  The terms of this arrangement have been reviewed and approved by Stony Brook University in accordance with its policy on objectivity in research.

Example 3

The author(s) of this [publication, presentation or poster] was a [speaker for, consultant to, received an honorarium from] [Entity(ies)].  The terms of this arrangement have been reviewed and approved by Stony Brook University in accordance with its policy on objectivity in research.

Example 4

The studies reported in this [publication, presentation or poster] were supported by a grant from [NIH, NSF, etc].  The [principal investigator, author, speaker] [holds stock in, serves on an advisory board or board of directors for] [Entity].  Although a financial conflict of interest was identified for management based on the overall scope of the project and its potential benefit to [Entity], the research findings included in this [publication, presentation or poster] may not necessarily related to the interests of [Entity].  The terms of this arrangement have been reviewed and approved by Stony Brook University in accordance with its policy on objectivity in research.

Example 5

Stony Brook University has equity ownership in [Entity], the sponsor who funded the research reported in this [publication, presentation, poster]. Stony Brook University may financially benefit from this interest, if [Entity] is successful in marketing products related to this research.  The terms of this arrangement have been reviewed and approved by Stony Brook University in accordance with its policy on objectivity in research.

Example 6

The research being report in this [publication, presentation or poster] was supported by [name of sponsor funding the research].  The author(s) of this [publication, presentation or poster] [has equity ownership in, serves as an advisor for, serves on the board of director of]  [Entity(ies)] which is developing products related to the research being reported.  The terms of this arrangement have been reviewed and approved by Stony Brook University in accordance with its policy on objectivity in research.

Example 7

The author of this [publication, presentation or poster] receives research funding from [Entity] which is developing products related to research described in this [publication, presentation or poster].  In addition, the author serves as a consultant to [Entity] and receives compensation for these services.  The terms of this arrangement have been reviewed and approved by Stony Brook University in accordance with its policy on objectivity in research.

Example 8

The author of this [publication, presentation or poster] receives research support from [name of research sponsor] with an equipment loan from [Entity].  The author also [has equity interest in, serves as a consultant to, serves on an advisory board or board of directors for] [Entity].  The terms of this arrangement have been reviewed and approved by Stony Brook University in accordance with its policy on objectivity in research.

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