Eliminating, Mitigating, or Managing Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts that are deemed to have the potential or are likely to be perceived as having the potential to have a direct and significant affect on the research must be eliminated, mitigated, or managed. Such strategies for eliminating, mitigating, or managing conflicts can include:

  • public disclosure of significant financial interests;
  • training on conflicts of interest and commitment for all personnel involved in the research;
  • monitoring of research by independent reviewers;
  • modification of the research plan;
  • disqualification from participation in all or a portion of the research;
  • divestiture of significant financial interests; and/or
  • severance of relationships that create actual or potential conflicts.

The Conflict of Interest Committee will make this determination and decide which steps are necessary for managing the conflict or conflicts.

Below find additional information and web links pertaining to university conflict of interest and commitment policies, as well as other academic policies.

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