A little integrity is better than any career. Ralph Waldo Emerson

It makes all the difference in the world whether we put truth in the first place,
or in the second place. John Morley
Chapter 3: Anything for a Buck

     It was one of these students, disgruntled by the amount of work that Peter required of him in both the university lab and at the company, who made the phone call to report Peter's conflicts of interest.

     The resulting investigation ended after two years of discovery involving charges of lack of disclosure, multiple conflicts of interest, and unapproved research protocols. Both American Medical and Peter's research lab were shut down. The university was hit with a $32 million fine. And John, his head spinning, was among the newly unemployed.

Research Ethics
Chapter 3: Anything for a Buck
Discussion and Reflection Questions
Integration Questions
References and Resources

This chapter addresses conflicts of interest in research. Upon your completion of this chapter, we hope that you can identify what constitutes conflicts of interest, including financial, intellectual, personal, and time/work commitment conflicts, that impact responsible conduct of research. We also want you to learn about institutional and federal policies that serve to help researchers reduce, manage, and address conflicts of interest.

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