While it is often difficult to completely avoid conflicts of interest in today’s complex research environment, investigator disclosure and management of competing interests are key elements for strengthening transparency and increasing accountability. Check out these selected resources that will better prepare you to identify, disclose, and manage potential conflicts of interest.

The Conflict of Interest (COI) and Medical Innovation: Ensuring Integrity While Facilitating Innovation in Medical Research, 2014 Workshop Summary from the Institute of Medicine discusses the effect of current COI policies on medical innovation.

US DHHS 2011 Revised Regulation on Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) amends the 1995 regulations and provides a framework for identifying, managing and ultimately avoiding financial conflicts of interest. Includes the Federal Register Notice, NIH Guide Notice, Summary Slides, a Summary of Major Changes Table and other resources.

Open Payments (Physician Payments Sunshine Act) is legislation designed to create greater transparency of industry-physician financial relationships.

ORI: Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research – Chapter 5: Conflicts of Interest reviews conflicts of interest in the areas of financial gain, work commitments, and intellectual and personal matters – with options for managing these types of conflicts.

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