Conflicts of Interest in Academic Research: Policies, Processes, and Attitudes

TitleConflicts of Interest in Academic Research: Policies, Processes, and Attitudes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsLipton, S, Boyd, E, Bero, L
JournalAccountability in Research: Policies & Quality Assurance
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number08989621
Accession Number14794920
Keywordsacademic-industry , business , California , Conflict , Conflict of Interest , ENGINEERING , Faculty , INDUSTRIAL , Moral , policy , research , SCIENCE , SOCIAL sciences , Universities , University/Industry Collaboration
AbstractThis study looked at academic researchers' understandings of or attitudes toward conflict of interest policies of faculty from the nine campuses of the University of California. The authors gathered information on faculties' general assessments of investigators with financial ties to industry sponsors and reactions to the process of implementing conflict of interest policies at their respective campuses. The sampled faculty were in the ten departments with the most number of financial disclosures at each campus. Most respondents were concerned about unlimited financial relationships, but a sizable number also viewed campus policies as irrelevant. Some expressed considerable anger over the process of policy implementation, rejecting the policies on the basis of professional and individual self-determination and moral integrity.
NotesLipton, Shira 1; Boyd, Elizabeth 2; Bero, Lisa 2; Email Address:; Affiliations: 1: University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA; 2: University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA; Issue Info: Apr2004, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p83; Thesaurus Term: CONFLICT of interests; Thesaurus Term: UNIVERSITIES & colleges -- Faculty; Thesaurus Term: RESEARCH; Thesaurus Term: BUSINESS & education; Thesaurus Term: INDUSTRIAL sociology; Subject Term: MORAL & ethical aspects; Subject: CALIFORNIA; Author-Supplied Keyword: academic-industry relationships; Author-Supplied Keyword: conflict of interest; Author-Supplied Keyword: conflict of interest, faculty attitudes; academic-industry relationships; policy implementation; Author-Supplied Keyword: faculty attitudes; Author-Supplied Keyword: policy implementation; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; Number of Pages: 20p; Document Type: Article
Short TitleConflicts of Interest in Academic Research: Policies, Processes, and Attitudes
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