What can I do to manage or minimize conflicts of interest?

Possible actions the investigator can take to manage potential conflicts of interest include:

  • Disclose the conflict in the consent form
  • Complete additional training or education requirements for the investigator and study staff.
  • Require a non-conflicted sub-investigator, monitor, or other study staff member to assist or conduct certain parts of the research such as the informed consent process
  • Require a designee without a conflict to collect and report study data
  • Modify the recruitment and retention plans to account for the existing conflict
  • Divest financial interests either partially or completely