The intent of the project was to identify all relevant studies and data related to the topic. There are searches for the following databases: Ovid MEDLINE, Elsevier Embase, Clarivate Web of Science, and Wiley Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. The searches yielded 889 citations after duplicates were removed in Endnote X8.
The dataset includes the reproducible search strategies for all literature databases searched during the review, the key articles used to generate relevant search terms and test the effectiveness of the searches, the Endnote library that has all citations considered for inclusion, a flow chart describing the screening process, and the screening forms used for inclusion and exclusion.
While collaboration with industry is paramount to innovation, the recent emphasis on industrial relationship transparency has sparked new guidelines, research studies, and standardizations focused on re-defining conflict of interest. There is limited data on defining the specific financial amount wherein a conflict of interest is relevant. This study is the first to assess the potential financial effects on high-quality clinical data, or the “indirect sponsorship”.
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