Published Statements

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Published Statement of Competing Interest

All contributors must clearly declare whether any competing interests are held prior to publication.  These may include, but are not limited to competing financial, personal, professional and academic interests. Where competing interests do exist, details of these must be provided by the contributors. Information on competing interests will be included at the end of published articles.


Published Statement of Informed Consent

All contributors must clearly state whether their research processes have included effective informed consent protocols to ensure that participant rights to privacy and anonymity are protected.  Where individual participant details or images are to be published, contributors must include information on how full informed consent was obtained for this.


Published Statement of Human and Animal Rights

In relation to all research involving humans or animals, contributors must state whether the research protocols and procedures followed were in compliance with the standards set out in the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 as revised in 2005.