Assessing faculty financial relationships with industry: A case study.

TitleAssessing faculty financial relationships with industry: A case study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsBoyd, EA, Bero, LA
JournalJAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
Date PublishedNov
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0098-7484
Accession Number11056592
KeywordsBiomedical , Biomedical Research , California , Conflict , Conflict of Interest , Faculty , Faculty, Medical , Financial , Financial Management , Government , Government Regulation , industry , Medical , policy , Policy Making , private , PRIVATE sector , research , Research Support as Topic , Universities
AbstractIn order to assess the extent to which faculty researchers have personal financial relationships with the sponsors of their research,the authors of this study looked at conflict of interest disclosure forms of facuty at the University of California of San Fransisco and found that from 1980 to 1999, almost 7.6% of faculty investigators reported personal financial ties with sponsors of their research. Throughout the study period, 34% of disclosed relationships involved paid speaking engagements, 33% involved consulting agreements between researcher and sponsor, and 32% involved the investigator holding a position on a scientific advisory board or board of directors. The authors examines suggestions made by the advisory panel on perceived conflicts of interest during this period, and recommends that guidelines for what constitutes a conflict and how the conflict should be managed are needed if researchers are to have consistent standards of behavior among institutions
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