“Merely disclosing conflicts of interest is insufficient and possibly even counterproductive”

When a scientist or doctor has a financial conflict of interest, open disclosure in scientific publications might actually backfire and make bias worse, warn the editors of PLoS Medicine in an editorial out yesterday April 24. Furthermore, disclosure policies in general do nothing to confront the issues of the conflicts of interest themselves, they write.

via Dangers of Disclosure | The Scientist.

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