This essay provides an analysis of conflicts of interest in science. It gives an overview of some current conflict of interest policies and distinguishes between real, apparent, and potential conflicts of interest. The essay argues that scientists should disclose real, apparent, and potential conflicts of interest and that they should avoid conflicts that threaten scientific objectivity or trustworthiness. The essay also uses several hypothetical scenarios to illustrate some of the key points made in the analysis and suggests some strategies for buffering the impact of conflicts of interest in science.
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December 01 1998
Conflicts of Interest in Science
David B. Resnik
East Carolina University School of Medicine
Online Issn: 1530-9274
Print Issn: 1063-6145
©1998 by The University of Chicago. All reserved.
The University of Chicago. All reserved.
Perspectives on Science (1998) 6 (4): 381–480.
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David B. Resnik; Conflicts of Interest in Science. Perspectives on Science 1998; 6 (4): 381–480. doi: https://doi.org/10.1162/posc_a_00557
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