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First Author Responsibilities
The First Author must:
- Agree to the Confidentiality Policy on behalf of all parties involved with the abstract and communicate this policy to all involved parties.
- Obtain sponsorship from an ASCO Active or Active-Junior member in good standing, if he or she is not an ASCO member. An ASCO Active-Allied member, Associate member, or International Corresponding member may sponsor his or her own abstract but cannot sponsor an abstract for another First Author. An ASCO Affiliate member must obtain sponsorship.
- Verify that, if necessary for the work reported, the clinical research represented in the abstract was approved by an appropriate ethics committee or institutional review board and that, if appropriate to the research, informed consent was obtained for all subjects.
- Verify that all coauthors are aware of the contents of the abstract and support its data.
- Agree, on behalf of all coauthors, to transfer copyright to ASCO.
- Agree to present the abstract if it is selected for presentation at the ASCO Annual Meeting. (This includes being present during the scheduled time of a Poster Session.) If the First Author is employed by a commercial interest as defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, an alternate presenter who does not have a relevant employment relationship must be named if the abstract is selected for presentation in an Oral Abstract Session or Clinical Science Symposium.
- Adhere to the ASCO Conflict of Interest Policy (J Clin Oncol. 2006;24:519–521) and obtain disclosure information from all coauthors using the appropriate disclosure forms.
- Comply with ASCO's conflict of interest management decisions, including the potential for slide review prior to presentation. For more information on these procedures, see ASCO's Conflict of Interest Policy.
- Ensure that all coauthors meet the definition of authorship as stated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
- Convey the Annual Meeting Abstract Policies to all coauthors and the Sponsor(s) of the research.
- Enter the name of the clinical trial registry and the trial registration number if the abstract reports on a registered clinical trial.