Conflicts of Interest. CIPP 909 Research Ethics March 10, 2010. Joe Giffels Research Integrity Office email@example.com. Some Things to Think About. Which aspects of a given situation constitute CoI? Which are directly financial and which are not?
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CIPP 909 Research Ethics
March 10, 2010
Research Integrity Office
Situation in which the integrity of academic activity, especially research, may be, or may be perceived to be, compromised by financial or other interests.
Reputation is a key asset
It’s all about gaining acceptance of a new idea
Passion for the enterprise is essential
Produces data which may be built upon
Uses the scientific method
Rules out alternatives to an idea
Avoids risky approaches to a problem
Produces something marketable
Uses business development models
Develops support for an idea
Is comfortable accepting and managing risk
Institutional vs Invididual CoI
Does conflict of interestpresent a legitimate concern?
Financial interests steer the academic activity to the point where it is compromised
Financial interest gives the appearance that the academic activity may be compromised
Maintaining full academic integrity would compromise the business plan and/or require excess resources
Deciding not to publish research results which would be harmful to the entity
Agreeing to develop a research protocol to the entity’s specifications
Falsifying or fabricating research results which would be beneficial to the entity
Conducting research which poses significant risk in order to develop a technology licensed by the University
Relationship betweenFunding Source and Conclusion amongNutrition-Related Scientific Articles
Data from Lesser, et al. PLoS Medicine, Jan 2007, pp 0001-0006
University Doctors Got Paid in Drug's Sales Campaign
Money for speeches highlights murky area for conflicts of interest
By Paul Basken
Fourteen university-affiliated physicians collected more than $400,000 from the makers of the anti-cholesterol drug Vytorin as part of a campaign to encourage the use of the medication. The 2008 campaign went on after an internal company study showed that the drug, with several billion dollars in sales, had little or no overall value for most patients.
Code of Maryland Regulations
15-501 and 15-523
USM Policy On Conflicts of Interest In Research or Development
UMB Procedures Implementing Board of Regents Policy on COI…
UMB IRB Policies and Procedures
6c: Investigator and Study Personnel Conflicts of Interest http://medschool.umaryland.edu/orags/hrpo/HRPP_Policies.pdf
Conflict of Commitment