Faculty have an obligation to fully and consistently disclose resources, outside relationships and commitments to Harvard Medical School, external funders, publishers and the public.

Each journal may require different types of disclosures to be made when you submit an article for publication. Disclosures to journals can be associated with funding, in-kind resources, collaborators, Outside Activities/Conflicts of Interest, or any other area the publisher deems to be relevant to a reader.  Funders are now comparing disclosures made in associated publications to Other Support/Current and Pending Pages, Biosketches, Progress Reports, Foreign Components and other grant documents to verify if the information submitted to the funder is accurate and representative of the collaborations and resources associated with the project.

If you cite a grant award on a publication, take that opportunity to consider if any other disclosure you made to the journal should also be disclosed back to the funder or Harvard Medical School. Journal disclosures can be indicative of a Foreign Component, in-kind support, or financial resources available to you that would be of interest to a funder or it may be an Outside Activity or commitment of time that you are obligated to disclose to HMS.