Declarations

Policy on Conflict of Interest
ASME requires all authors to declare any conflicts of interests relevant to their work. If any personal, financial or non-financial interest interferes with other people or organizations’ interests, authors must declare that in a section of the text preceding the references.

Upon submission of paper authors must choose one:
--There are no conflicts of interest.
--Conflicts of interest have been declared in the paper.

 
Informed Consent
Informed consent is a voluntary agreement to participate in research. Informed consent protects the rights, safety, well being and interest of all participants. The Belmont Report and the Nuremberg Code both address voluntary informed consent as a requirement for the ethical conduct of all  types research of human participants  must give their informed consent in writing prior to inclusion in a study. Authors must declare: Informed consent was obtained from all participants included in the study or informed consent not applicable.

Upon submission of paper authors must choose one:
--Informed consent not applicable.
--Informed consent was obtained from all participants.
 
Statement on Human  Research
Research involving human participants must have been conducted according to the Common Rule. Authors must adhere to all research ethics guidelines of their discipline, and institution particularly where human participants are involved. Studies that involve human participants must include a statement that the study has been approved by the appropriate research ethics committee and were performed in accordance with the ethical standards stated in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments.  If guidelines are not available in the country where the research is being performed, we recommend following the guidelines described by the National Institutes of Health, USA.
 
Upon submission of paper authors must choose one:
--This article does not report on any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors.
--All procedures performed for studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards stated in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. 
 
Statement on  Animal Research
Authors must adhere to all research ethics guidelines of their discipline, and institution particularly in cases when animal participants are involved. Authors must indicate that international, national, and institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals have been followed and that the studies were approved by a research ethics committee. If guidelines are not available in the country where the research is being performed, we recommend following the guidelines described by the National Institutes of Health, USA.
 
Upon submission of paper authors must choose one:
--This article does not report on any studies in which animals performed by any of the authors.
--For all studies involving animals all of the applicable international, national, and institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed.

Resources:
https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/regulations-and-policy/regulations/common-rule/index.html
https://olaw.nih.gov/policies-laws/phs-policy.htm
 
Funding Disclosure
Authors are required to declare what support they received to carry out their research. If funding was provided ASME offers authors a drop-down list of funders allowing funding information to be included in a standardized way.

If the funding information is not available from the list it may be added manually upon final paper submission.