Conflicts of interest in research may be inevitable, but they are not inherently wrong. By nature, research is complex and can often lead to competing obligations and interests. To ensure that conflicts do not interfere with the responsible practice of research, they must be identified and managed, particularly in areas of financial gain, work commitments, and intellectual and personal matters. (Office of Research Integrity)

Resources in this section will address:

  • What issues are considered "conflicts of interest" (COI)?
  • What are the types of COI in the research environment?
  • How are potential COI managed?
  • What are the pros and cons to Academic/Industry relationships?