This section describes how Cochrane Review Groups request Conflict of Interest forms from authors. For information on how to use the forms as an author, see Instructions for authors: Conflicts of Interest forms.

  • Conflict of Interest forms are sent out and submitted via Archie
  • Authors can only access their own personal form and must log in to view

General

Conflict of Interest forms contain auto-completed fields (e.g., the review's Contact Person), which are updated if details change. 

Ask all authors to complete a Conflict of Interest form

  1. Right-click the review title in Archie
  2. Reports > Conflicts of Interest Forms
  3. Open the report and click Inform All

See which authors have completed a form

  1. Right-click the review title in Archie
  2. Reports > Conflicts of Interest Forms
  3. Submitted status and date stamp shows where an author has submitted the form

Send a reminder to complete a Conflict of Interest form

  1. Right-click the review title in Archie
  2. Reports > Conflicts of Interest Forms
  3. Open the report and click to resend to relevant authors
  4. If more than one information email has been sent, the Informed column in the report will show the count - e.g. "(3 times)"

Ask all authors to update a Conflict of Interest form

  1. Right-click the review title in Archie
  2. Reports > Conflicts of Interest Forms
  3. Open the report and click Resend
  4. The form will be pre-filled with information submitted previously. Authors should review this information and resubmit