8/25/2011: HHS Tightens Financial Conflict of Interest Rules for Researchers

Increased Reporting, Transparency to Ensure Scientific Objectivity and Integrity

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today issued an updated Final Rule on conflict of interest, providing a framework for identifying, managing, and ultimately avoiding investigators’ financial conflicts of interest Staff from the National Institutes of Health worked with others in HHS to revise the 1995 regulations to update and enhance the objectivity and integrity of the research process.

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