Medical journals tighten conflict of interest requirements

Twelve medical journals plan to standardize conflict-of-interest requirements for medical researchers, says The Wall Street Journal.

Twelve medical journals plan to standardize conflict-of-interest requirements for medical researchers, says The Wall Street Journal.

Researchers will now be asked to provide financial conflicts as they relate to spouses, partners, or minor children, as well as non-financial conflicts like religious and political affiliations. They willcontinue to be asked to provide associations with companies that support a paper or a study.

Participating publications include The LancetThe New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and BMJ.

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