Comparison of conflict of interest policies and reported practices in academic medical centers in the United States.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The authors reviewed the conflict of interest policies of 9 academic medical centers in the United States and interviewed members of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and Conflict of Interest Committees (COICs) at those institutions. They found that many institutions used processes for reporting and managing conflicts of interest that were more decentralized than the processes described in their policies. Also, most institutions had no clear and comprehensive policy to guide investigators regarding disclosure of conflicts of interest to potential research participants. Considerable differences in understanding of conflict of interest policies were observed between IRB and COIC officials.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dinan, MA; Weinfurt, KP; Friedman, JY; Allsbrook, JS; Gottlieb, J; Schulman, KA; Hall, MA; Dhillon, JK; Sugarman, J

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 325 - 342

PubMed ID

  • 17849643

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2474571

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0898-9621

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/08989620601003414


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States