In academic institutions, the number of relationships between investigators and industry sponsors is increasing. As institutions depend more on this funding, they need to assure the public of the integrity of research, especially research involving human subjects. How do institutions help manage competing interests in order to protect research subjects, assure objectivity, and guard against both the reality and appearance of compromised research? The University of Minnesota has responded by involving researchers and administrators in a systematic process to disclose, monitor, and respond to potential conflicts of interest.
The course, Potential Conflicts of Interest -- A Course for University of Minnesota Researchers, consists of five modules that you can access from the menu on the left.
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