To the best of my knowledge, when some authors are funded by some industries, they should (or sometimes have to) acknowledge the industry by writing the funding ID.
What happens if someone acknowledges the funding info, in detail, in the manuscript, but does not upload them to the submission system of journal, while submitting the paper?
It seems that the published info of that research will be public only in the published paper and not the journal private database, and therefore that public information will be the official reference in the case of conflict of interest.
Can anyone confirm whether or not this is accurate?
It might be helpful to note that:
The context is artificial intelligence - computer science.
The funding institutes are European.
Based on European regulations algorithms cannot be patented because patenting them is equal to publishing the algorithm (unlike US regulations).
Thus, I do not understand if conflict of interest is, even, possible in this field.