Conflict of Interest in Research. NCI Ethics and You. A Primer for New Employees. MISSION. To stimulate and support scientific discovery and its application to achieve a future when all cancers are uncommon and easily treated. GOALS.
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NCI Ethics and You
A Primer for New Employees
To stimulate and support scientific discovery and its application to achieve a future when all cancers are uncommon and easily treated
Business thought says,
“Put your money where your mouth is—invest in what you believe in!”
Federal thought says,
“If the government pays you to work on it, keep your personal finances out of it.”
Personal financial interests are those of:
A Question of Fairness
You should not act on a matter if a reasonable person who knew the circumstances of the situation
You cannot use your position with the Government for your own personal gain or for the benefit of others---this includes:
A Federal law prohibits employees from representing the interests of any individual or organization before any agency of the Federal Government with the intent to influence.
You may not ask for or accept a gift from persons or organizations who:
What is a Gift?
What is not a Gift?
What are exceptions to the gift provisions?
What you can do
Depends on what you do for the
~Need prior clearance~
Official - You represent the NCI
Personal - You represent yourself
BEFORE YOU ACCEPT…..
Before You Begin….
What do you do if you wish to seek outside employment?
Contact the Press Office when:
General Contact Information: 301-496-6641. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can’t figure it out…
Contact an NCI Ethics Official
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