Effective and Practical Disclosure Policies

May 29, 2009

NRDC Paper on Workshop to Identify Key Elements of Disclosure Policies for Health Science Journals

Among the editors and staff of environmental and occupational health sciences journals, there is a recognized need for disclosure policies that are simple, clear, and effective. The goal of such policies is to provide sufficient information about any existing competing interests so that readers may exercise judgment about the objectiveness of the information. This June 2009 paper outlines NRDC's recommendations for effective and practical disclosure policies.