Reporting conflicts of interest

At the end of this module the learner will be able to understand:

  • Why it is necessary to declare conflicts of interest (COI)
  • Definitions of COI
  • Potential COI in health services research
  • Potential COI in industry-sponsored research
  • Public reporting of industry payments to health professionals
  • Handling COI for other types of journal article
  • Potential COI for editors, journals, and publishers.

Written by:

Trish Groves

Biography :

Trish Groves is head of research at BMJ and editor-in-chief of BMJ Open.


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ 4 credits, 4:00 hours BMJ has assigned 4 hours of CPD/CME credit to this module.
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module

Release date

05 Feb 2016

Last updated

05 Feb 2016