ECCO Disclosures

ECCO is diligently maintaining a disclosure policy of potential conflicts of interests [CoI] based on the guidance of International Committee of Medical Journal Editors [ICMJE]:

“Public trust in the scientific process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how transparently an author’s relationships and activities, directly or topically related to a work, are handled during the planning, implementation, writing, peer review, editing, and publication of scientific work.

The potential for conflict of interest and bias exists when professional judgment concerning a primary interest (such as patients' welfare or the validity of research) may be influenced by a secondary interest (such as financial gain). Perceptions of conflict of interest are as important as actual conflicts of interest.

Individuals may disagree on whether an author’s relationships or activities represent conflicts. Although the presence of a relationship or activity does not always indicate a problematic influence on a paper’s content, perceptions of conflict may erode trust in science as much as actual conflicts of interest. Ultimately, readers must be able to make their own judgments regarding whether an author’s relationships and activities are pertinent to a paper’s content. These judgments require transparent disclosures. An author’s complete disclosure demonstrates a commitment to transparency and helps to maintain trust in the scientific process.”

ECCO collects only one completed Conflict of Interest disclosure form per year, updated every autumn in line with the respective ECCO Congress business year. The purpose is to have a comprehensive declaration of interests for ECCO activities. Since it applies to all activities (e.g.: ECCO Officer, congress faculty, manuscript author), all involved experts are requested to provide all consultancy, speakers’ honoraria or other remunerated activities in the past 3 years (based on the ICMJE CoI answer categories).

You can find the ECCO Disclosures organised by year below.

2023-2024 2022-2023 2021-2022 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017

2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013