Federal regulations and Cornell policies require that research personnel disclose their financial interests to the institution. The institution is then responsible for managing any Conflicts of Interest (COI) that are present as a result of those financial interests. This process helps to maintain the integrity of Cornell research by ensuring that research results are unbiased by an individual’s financial interests.
This presentation on COI will cover:
- An introduction to COI
- Case studies to illustrate how COI issues can affect research
- Considerations in the effective management of COIs
- An overview of Cornell’s annual COI reporting cycle: who needs to report, what to expect, and sanctions for non-compliance
- New reporting requirements because of heightened concern from federal agencies regarding foreign influences on US research
Bridget MacRae, Conflict of Interest Team Lead