Managing conflicts of interest in research
By Linh Nguyen
Conflicts of interest can be an inevitable part of employment for university academics, especially when performing different roles. While not all will result in misconduct, effective management can mitigate the risk of misconduct occurring.
Based on our experience assisting clients in this area, we have provided a sample of common scenarios in which university academics may be faced with a conflict of interest, and provide guidance to manage these risks.
An academic has been appointed to a panel to review grant applications (eg ARC/NHMRC grant panel) and encounters an application associated with their own project…
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