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April 2010
Committee on Managing Potential Conflicts of Interest in Research
Sheila Widnall

This committee reviewed the kinds of individual and institutional relationships that could give rise to the perception or reality of conflicts of interest; assessed regulations, legal requirements, and best practices at other major institutions; and examined written and practiced policies and procedures related to conflicts of interest.