1 Course Introduction
2 Conflict of Interest and Disclosure
3 The Conflict Review Process
4 Managing Potential Conflicts of Interest
5 Conclusion and Post-Assessment


Welcome to Potential Conflicts of Interest -- A Course for University of Minnesota Researchers

Image Placeholder In academic institutions, the number of relationships between investigators and industry sponsors is increasing. As institutions depend more on this funding, they need to assure the public of the integrity of research, especially research involving human subjects. How do institutions help manage competing interests in order to protect research subjects, assure objectivity, and guard against both the reality and appearance of compromised research? The University of Minnesota has responded by involving researchers and administrators in a systematic process to disclose, monitor, and respond to potential conflicts of interest.

The purpose of this course, targeted to principal investigators and other researchers including faculty members, professionals, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, is to:


  • Highlight Federal, state, and university policies regarding conflict of interest (COI)
  • Overview disclosure procedures and benefits
  • Demonstrate the development of plans to manage potential conflicts of interest.

The course, Potential Conflicts of Interest -- A Course for University of Minnesota Researchers, consists of five modules that you can access from the menu on the left.

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