Conflicts of Interest in Scientific Research Related to Regulation or Litigation

TitleConflicts of Interest in Scientific Research Related to Regulation or Litigation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsResnik, DB
JournalJournal of Philosophy Science and Law
Volume7
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISSN Number1549-8549
KeywordsConflict of Interest , Expert Witness , Law , SCIENCE
AbstractThis article examines conflicts of interest in the context of scientific research related to regulation or litigation. The article defines conflicts of interest, considers how conflicts of interest can impact research, and discusses different strategies for dealing with conflicts of interest. While it is not realistic to expect that scientific research related to regulation or litigation will ever be free from conflicts of interest, society should consider taking some practical steps to minimize the impact of these conflicts, such as requiring full disclosure of information required for independent evaluation of research, prohibiting financial relationships between regulatory agencies and the companies they regulate, and banning payments to expert witnesses for specific research results, testimony or legal outcomes.
URLhttp://jpsl.org/archives/conflicts-interest-scientific-research-related-regulation-or-litigation/
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