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sponsor bias

Bias resulting from the conduct of a study, or the interpretation of results, motivated by financial or academic vested interests.

Full explanation:

Sponsor bias refers to distortions in the conduct, or interpretation of a study, motivated by financial or academic vested interests (conflicts of interest) among the study sponsors.

Sponsor bias can be introduced in a number of ways (e.g. through reporting bias or interpretation bias), and it may not be clear how, or if sponsor bias affects the findings of a study or systematic review.

See also:

bias  ·  conflicts of interest

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