Conflict of interest in academic research

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Conflict of interest in academic research

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ABSTRACT: The potential for conflict of interest in research can occur whenever a faculty member's financial interest in an industrial sponsor is sufficient to affect his or her impartiality in interpreting the results of the sponsored project. Owing, in large part, to the role of public funding of research, the appearance of a conflict of interest can be as damaging to the reputation of the investigator and/or university as an actual conflict...

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