👓 Top Cancer Researcher Fails to Disclose Corporate Financial Ties in Major Research Journals | New York Times

Read Top Cancer Researcher Fails to Disclose Corporate Financial Ties in Major Research Journals (New York Times)
A senior official at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has received millions of dollars in payments from companies that are involved in medical research.

This makes me think that researchers should have a page on their websites (like impressum, about, or other similar pages) that lists all of their potential research conflicts? What to call it? A Disclosure page, a Financial Ties page? It could have a list of current as well as past affiliations, along with dates, and potentially the value amounts paid (which are apparently available publicly in separate filings). In addition to posting their potential conflicts and disclosures on their own websites, researchers could easily cut and paste them into their publications (or at least their students, post docs, fellow researchers, or secretaries could do this when they’re apparently too busy to make a modicum of bother to do it themselves.)

I’m kind of shocked that major publishers like Elsevier are continually saying they add so much value to the chain of publishing they do, yet somehow, in all the major profits they (and others) are making that they don’t do these sorts of checks as a matter of course.

4 thoughts on “👓 Top Cancer Researcher Fails to Disclose Corporate Financial Ties in Major Research Journals | New York Times”

  1. After reading about Dr. Jos√© Baselga at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, I’m curious if any researchers have a disclosure or conflict of interest page on their own websites?

    I’d like to try to document some of these in the wild if they exist as a guideline for others who might be considering doing the same.

    The AEA site has a pretty nice rundown of potential conflicts and disclosures which could be used as a guideline.

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