GPCAP provides recommendations on good submission and presentation practice for scientific and medical congresses. These recommendations cover conference abstracts, posters and slides for oral presentations. GPCAP focuses on company-sponsored research i.e. research that is sponsored and/or funded by a pharmaceutical, medical device or biotechnology company. Company-sponsored research refers to all types of research, including preclinical and clinical, pre- and post-marketing.
Abstracts submitted to conferences as well as presentations (oral or posters) are not peer-reviewed. Therefore, it is important that they are prepared in a similar rigorous process as a full publication. GPCAP recommendations extend and complement the principles of the Good Publication Practice (GPP), provide “general principles of best practice for conference presentations and provide recommendations around authorship, contributorship, financial transparency, prior publication and copyright, to conference organizers, authors and industry professionals.”