Managing Conflict of Interest in Research: Some Suggestions for Investigators

Howard J. Curzer, Gary Santillanes

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Conflict of interest situations threaten to compromise objectivity and tempt researchers to act wrongly. Allowing oneself to drift into such situations without appropriate preparation is negligence which is, itself, a sort of wrongdoing. Since conflict of interest is unlikely to be eliminated or tamed by the professional-and institutional-level safeguards currently under discussion, individual researchers must make their own preparations. We offer individuals ten strategies for managing their own conflicts of interest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-155
Number of pages13
JournalAccountability in Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2012


  • advice
  • conflict of interest
  • negligence


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