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ORI Introduction to RCR: Chapter 5. Conflicts of Interest

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  1. Is $10,000 or a 5 percent equity stake an appropriate level for raising concerns about possible conflicts of interest or should other values be used?
  2. Should researchers be allowed/encouraged to profit personally from their research apart from their normal compensation?
  3. What are appropriate mechanisms for managing financial conflicts of interest?
  4. What are appropriate mechanisms for protecting students from a mentor’s conflict of commitment?
  5. What are appropriate mechanisms for managing intellectual and personal conflicts of interest?