Referrals to CoI Arbiter

Referrals to the CoI Arbiter
Referrals to the CoI Arbiter

Cochrane's Research Integrity Editors and the Conflict of Interest (CoI) Arbiters and the Conflict of Interest (CoI) Panel (formerly known as the Funding Arbiters and Funding Arbiter Panel) provide advice on implementation of the policy and arbitrate potential policy breaches.

For any concerns relating to a specific Cochrane Review or other Cochrane Library content please submit your query using the referral form. General queries about how the policy should be applied can also be made using this form.

The CoI Arbiters and CoI Panel submit all referrals to an established review process.

Referrals should include the following information:

Is this about a Cochrane title, protocol or review?

If so, please give full details of the title, protocol, or review, including affiliations for all authors. Please give full details of the financial payments from organizations to which this matter refers (i.e. activity, recipient, date of payment, name of organization, type of organization, website; and organizational relationship to the title, protocol, or review), of any patents held by the authors for products relevant to this title, protocol, or review and details of the clinical trials included that have been conducted by the authors of the title, protocol, or review.

Is this about a Cochrane Centre or Group?

If so, please give full details of the group and of the funder to which this matter refers (i.e. group involved, recipient, date of payment, name of company or organization, type of organization, website and organization relationship to the group).

General query

Please explain your question for the funding arbiter panel in detail.