Conference organizers know the headaches involved in collecting all the information needed for proper author disclosures. MiraSmart conference software gives authors every tool needed to complete any type of disclosure requirement. Mira’s tools save authors and conference administrators time, and eliminate the need for emails, letters and other missives aimed at tracking down disclosure details.
Mira’s Program Managers understand that every conference client has different disclosure requirements. Everyday, they help conference organizers configure MiraSmart software to gather all appropriate disclosures during the abstract submission process. New clients are always amazed at the options for customizing disclosures to their specific needs.
Mira understands that different academic and research cultures have a different disclosure guidelines, which can vary in complexity from a simple check-the-box to a more rigorous document set. Mira’s software can be configured to conform to any type of disclosure requirement. The disclosures are a feature integrated into MiraSmart’s submission process.
Here are examples of the three most common ways disclosures are submitted to conference organizers using MiraSmart:
- Site User submission – The researcher or the researcher’s staff agrees with the standard disclosure the conference requires. In this case, the user might check a box, or click on an “I accept” icon. This is a convenient method for researchers who rely on assistants or other staff to enter abstracts to conference sites.
- Primary Author submission – MiraSmart’s platform would allow for an email to be automatically sent to the abstract’s primary author after submitting an abstract. The email would request that a disclosure be completed. Each disclosure is unique to the individual author. This method works well for research cultures that require disclosure detail, such as each author’s affiliations.
- Uniform Disclosure – All conference submissions would require a standard disclosure form be completed by the author. The form would be integrated into the submission process. This method is useful when one standard disclosure suffices for all all authors submitting abstracts or other works to a conference.
MiraSmarts tools can be configured to require that disclosure forms include information specific to each association’s standards and norms. For example, disclosures could mandate that authors list all conflicts of interest. Additionally, the software lets users create useful reports related to disclosures, such as which authors have not yet completed a disclosure, or how many authors have disclosed conflicts of interest.
Like all other features of MiraSmart conference software, the disclosure tools are fully integrated into the platform, and configurable to each client’s specifications.