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3. Relevant financial activities outside the submitted work.

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give the appearance of potentially influencing, what you wrote in the submitted work. You should disclose interactions with ANY entity
that could be considered broadly relevant to the work. For example, if your article is about testing an epidermal growth factor receptor
(EGFR) antagonist in lung cancer, you should report all associations with entities pursuing diagnostic or therapeutic strategies in cancer
in general, not just in the area of EGFR or lung cancer.

Report all sources of revenue paid (or promised to be paid) directly to you or your institution on your behalf over the 36 months prior to
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For grants you have received for work outside the submitted work, you should disclose support ONLY from entities that could be
perceived to be affected financially by the published work, such as drug companies, or foundations supported by entities that could be
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academic institutions, need not be disclosed. For example, if a government agency sponsored a study in which you have been involved and drugs were provided by a pharmaceutical company, you need only list the pharmaceutical company.

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5. Relationships not covered above.

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Entity: government agency, foundation, commercial sponsor,
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honoraria, royalties, or fees for consulting , lectures, speakers bureaus,
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administrative support, etc.

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