New research on conflicts of interest in research

Meta-Lab is currently undertaking a series of studies on the prevalence and effects of conflicts of interest (COIs) in social policy evaluation.

While there is a vast literature on COIs in health-related research (about 170 studies have been identified so far), no study has yet focused on social policy research.

Nearly 200 studies will be meta-analysed. Results will be published towards the end of 2017.