Conflict of Interest/Conflict of Commitment

March 31, 2023

COGR Publishes "Analyzing Personal Financial and Institutional Conflicts of Interest in Academic Research Contexts" - read more...

 

COGR has published a new report:  “Analyzing Personal Financial and Institutional Conflicts of Interest in Academic Research Contexts.”  Ensuring the objective conduct of research, free from bias, is one of a research institution’s most important duties, as well as a key focus for federal research funding agencies.  This report discusses both personal financial and institutional conflict of interest issues in the context of situations in which these conflicts most commonly occur, including consulting, licensing, and clinical studies.  The report also addresses federal research funding agencies’ recent focus on the intersection of conflicts and malign foreign influence, and includes key regulations and guidance documents, points institutions should consider in evaluating scenarios, and case studies that can be used to foster discussion and support educational efforts. 

“Analyzing Personal Financial and Institutional Conflicts of Interest in Academic Research Contexts” complements COGR’s 2021 publication:  "Principles for Conflict of Commitment Concerns in Academic Research." 

 

March 8, 2023

COGR's Joint Response to NASA’s “New Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment Policy for Recipients of NASA Financial Assistance Awards” - read more...

 

November 4, 2022

Joint Comments from AAU, AAMC, APLU, ACE and COGR to NSF on Standard Disclosures - read more...

 

September 7, 2022

COGR Comparison of the Department of Energy Interim Financial Conflict of Interest Policy and Public Health Service Regulations for Promoting Objectivity in Research - read more...

COGR has developed a comprehensive chart that summarizes and compares federal laws, regulations, and policies in the area of science and security.  The chart is divided into three separate tabs that cover (a) major federal-wide legislation or policy (e.g., National Presidential Security Memorandum 33, CHIPS and Science Act of 2022); (b) agency disclosure requirements for researchers and research institutions; and (c) agency conflict of interest policies.  

 

September 7, 2022

COGR Matrix of Laws, Regulations, and Policies Regarding Science & Security - read more...

COGR has developed a comprehensive chart that summarizes and compares federal laws, regulations, and policies in the area of science and security.  The chart is divided into three separate tabs that cover (a) major federal-wide legislation or policy (e.g., National Presidential Security Memorandum 33, CHIPS and Science Act of 2022); (b) agency disclosure requirements for researchers and research institutions; and (c) agency conflict of interest policies.  The chart will be updated as new laws, policy and guidance are published. 

 

December 31, 2021

Framework for Review of Individual Global Engagements in Academic Research - read more...

This paper provides research institutions with an underlying structure to support the analysis of international engagements by their researchers, assess potential risks, and develop strategies for mitigation.

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September 22, 2021

Principles for Evaluating Conflict of Commitment Concerns in Academic Research (Update) - read more...

Updated September 22, 2021

This paper examines the issue of conflict of commitment in the context of concerns regarding inappropriate foreign influence, promoting transparency, and avoiding conflicts. 

 

September 22, 2020

COGR Releases Current and Pending Support Table (NSF) - read more...

Posted 9/22/20

 

August 4, 2020

Conflict of Commitment Policies for COGR Member Institutions - read more...

Posted November 19, 2019

 

December 5, 2019

COGR Releases Commentary on Disclosing Other Support - read more...

Posted December 5, 2019

 

November 5, 2019

Conflict of Commitment Policies for COGR Member Institutions

Posted November 5, 2019

 

October 6, 2016

 

October 4, 2016

COGR's Letter to CMS on COI Procedures - read more...

Posted October 6, 2016

 

July 8, 2016

COGR Submits Letter to OMB on COI Under Uniform Guidance - read more...

Posted July 8, 2016

 

April 8, 2016

COGR Comments on DOI Conflict of Interest Policy - read more...

Posted April 8, 2016

 

February 11, 2016

COGR Seeks Clarification from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on COI Language - read more...

Posted February 11, 2016

 

November 9, 2015

COGR Submits Letter to DOD on COI Requirements - read more...

Posted November 9, 2015

 

March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015 - COGR Letter to NIH on Proposed Extension of Reporting Requirements for FCOI - read more...

COGR sent at letter to OPERA on the request for a three-year extension of the reporting requirements set out in regulations on the Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research.

 

February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015 - COGR Letter to EPA on Interim Conflict of Interest Policy - read more...

Posted February 20, 2015

 

October 1, 2002

Recognizing and Managing Personal Financial Conflicts of Interest (2002) - read more...

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