CommentaryInnovation

Biomedical Innovation in Academic Institutions: Mitigating Conflict of Interest

Science Translational Medicine  14 Sep 2011:
Vol. 3, Issue 100, pp. 100cm26
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3002184

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Abstract

As universities and research hospitals move increasingly toward translational research and encouragement of entrepreneurship, more attention must be paid to management of conflicts of interest (COIs) if the public trust is to be maintained. Here, we describe COI policies at two institutions that aim to structure an academic environment that encourages innovation while protecting academic values.

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