CoI Policy flowcharts
CoI Policy flowcharts

The flowcharts below help guide you through how to apply the CoI Policy for Cochrane Library Content (2020) and decide whether a particular interest breaches the policy. If after looking at these flowcharts you still have any concerns relating to a specific Cochrane Review or other Cochrane Library content, or a general query about how the policy should be applied, please submit your query to the Research Integrity Editors and Conflict of Interest Panel using the referral form

Flowchart 1: Author's payments from a commercial organization

Flowchart 2: Clinical study involvement

Flowchart 3: Author’s employment

Flowchart 4: Patents

Flowchart 5: Funding of Cochrane Library Content