Policies on faculty conflicts of interest at US universities.

TitlePolicies on faculty conflicts of interest at US universities.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsCho, MK, Shohara, R, Schissel, A, Rennie, D
JournalJAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
Date PublishedNov
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0098-7484
Accession Number11056591
KeywordsBiomedical , Biomedical Research , Conflict , Conflict of Interest , Cross-Sectional , Cross-Sectional Studies , Faculty , Faculty, Medical , Financial , Financial Management , Medical , National , National Institutes of Health (U.S.) , policy , Policy Making , private , PRIVATE sector , PUBLIC , Public Sector , publishing , research , Research Support as Topic , technology , Technology Transfer , United , United States , Universities
AbstractTo review policies on conflict of interest at major biomedical research institutions in the United States, the authors looked at conflict of interest policies from top US institutions with the most funding from the National Institutes of Health in 1998. The authors found that most policies on conflict of interest lacked specificity about the kinds of relationships with industry that are permitted or prohibited. The authors conclude that wide variation in management of conflicts of interest among institutions may cause unnecessary confusion among potential industrial partners or competition among universities for corporate sponsorship that could erode academic standards, and that it is in the long-term interest of institutions to develop widely agreed-on, clear, specific, and credible policies on conflicts of interest.
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