Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice

Institute of Medicine

This report provides detailed information of the problem of conflict of interest in medicine. It reviews evidence on industry relationships with medical professionals and evaluates policies geared towards relieving conflicts of interest.

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Protecting Patients, Preserving Integrity, Advancing Health
Accelerating the Implementation of COI Policies in Human Subjects Research

Association of American Medical Colleges & Association of American Universities

This is a link to a joint report by the AAMC and AAU that provides recommendations for universities in crafting their conflicts of interest policies. 

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Grants and Funding: Financial Conflict of Interest

National Institutes of Health

This is a link to the NIH’s page on financial conflict of interest. It includes a link to the applicable Department of Health and Human Services regulations, as well as an FAQ section and links to additional resources.

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Conflict of Interest in Biomedical Research: FASEB Guidelines

Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Laura Brockway & Leo Furch

This article suggests conflict of interest guidelines for individual biomedical investigators to address the challenges faced when financial relationships exist with industry.

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Conflict of Interest in Biomedical Research

The Hastings Center

This link provides a brief overview of the issues arising due to conflict of interest.

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Understanding Financial Conflict of Interest

New England Journal of Medicine
David Thompson

This is a seminal work on conflicts of interest that is aimed at creating a better understanding the nature of conflict of interests and the effects of such conflicts on medical research.

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Conflicts of Interest in Biomedical Research

Journal of the American Medical Association
David Korn

This article provides reasons why financial conflicts of interest should be a focus of attention for the academic medical community.

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Scope and Impact of Financial Conflict of Interest in Biomedical Research

Journal of the American Medical Association
Justin Bekelman, Yan Li & Cary Gross

This article, although now somewhat dated, provides a review of quantitative studies on the extent, impact, and management of financial conflicts of interest in biomedical research.

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Institutional Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research Universities
Symposium Report

November 2, 2012

This conference brought together a variety of experts to examine, clarify, and deepen our understanding of institutional financial conflicts of interest in the contemporary research university.  

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