Conflict of Interest and Research
Relationships between industry and Columbia researchers (and Columbia itself) are essential for advancing scientific frontiers and enabling the commercial development of academic discoveries for the benefit of the public. Nonetheless, such relationships cannot be allowed to compromise, or appear to compromise, the integrity of the University’s research or the safety of research participants.
The University’s policies addressing conflicts of interest in research – the Policy on (Individual) Financial Conflicts of Interest and Research, and the Policy on Institutional Conflict of Interest in Research – are designed to maintain the trust of the public, research volunteers, and the University research community and to protect against risks to research integrity, research participants and the academic mission that may result from individual or institutional conflicts of interest in research. Please also note Appendix 2: Compliance with Revised Public Health Service Regulations, which documents the policies and procedures adopted by Columbia University for compliance with the revised Public Health Service regulations, entitled Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought, 42 CFR Part 50 Subpart F (“PHS Regulations”), effective Aug. 24, 2012..