We welcome collaborative research projects that will have direct benefit for our patients, community and primary care. We are committed to research that will provide sound evidence for rational medical and public health practice. We believe it is important that such research should be, and be seen to be, impartial. Our research is free of any funding which may prejudice these goals. We do not provide data or accept funding for research from pharmaceutical companies or other for-profit organisations either directly or indirectly (as ‘unrestricted educational grants’ or fellowships) where that partnership could create a conflict of interest in the work at Department of Family Medicine.