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Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of interest (COI) is a state where the public interest derived from the medical and healthcare research promoted by JSGE is in conflict with the personal interest of an individual member of JSGE that arises from university-industry partnerships, among others.
The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology (JSGE) conducts its projects by managing conflicts of interest.
If you are giving a presentation at a scientific meeting or contributing a thesis, please abide by the Policy on Conflict of Interest in Medical Research and the Detailed Regulations on the Implementation of the Policy on Conflict of Interest in Medical Research.

Please note that the Policy and Detailed Regulations on Conflict of Interest in Medical Research were partially revised as of January 2021.

<Threshold for COI Disclosure >
Category Description Disclosure Requirement
Board member/advisor An annual compensation from any one company or organization ¥1 million or more
Corporate stocks An annual profit (an aggregate of dividends and capital gain) from one company's stock or percentage ownership of the company's outstanding shares ¥1 million or more
or
5% or more
Patent royalties An annual loyalty payment for use of one patent ¥1 million or more
Honorariums, etc. Total amount of per diem, honorariums, etc., paid for the time and energy spent by a researcher to attend or give a presentation or advice at a meeting in a year ¥500,000 or more
Writing fees Total amount of fees paid for writing a pamphlet, etc. ¥500,000 or more
Research grants (joint research, commissioned research, clinical trials, etc.) Total amount of contracted research grants from one company or organization for medical research (joint research, commissioned research, clinical trials, etc.) actually allocated for the presenter to essentially have discretion over their use in a year ¥1 million or more
Scholarship grants Total amount of the portion of the scholarship grants from one company or organization to the presenter or the chair, field, or laboratory the presenter is affiliated with that is actually allocated for the presenter to essentially have discretion over their use ¥1 million or more
Endowed chair Affiliation with an endowed chair from a company, etc. Affiliated with the chair
Other compensations Trips and other gifts unrelated to research, education, or healthcare, provided by one company or organization in a year, in monetary value ¥50,000 or more

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