Conflict of interest and Cochrane Reviews

Conflict of interest is an important consideration in health care research, but sometimes it is not easy to discern what constitutes a conflict of interest. Cochrane has therefore put together a detailed explanation to help authors, editors, and peer reviewers to disclose any potential conflicts of interest in the Cochrane Reviews.

This resource presents the Cochrane's Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest Form and its content. It also discusses various sources of potential conflict of interest and describes how the conflict is dealt with in Cochrane. Finally, a list of potential conflict of interest scenarios and actions is provided, to allow a fair and transparent handling of typical real-life situations.

After using this resource, you should be able to...
  • Recognize potential conflict of interest in relation to a Cochrane Review
  • Understand how conflict of interest is dealt with in Cochrane