Conflicts of Interest, Peer Review and Collaboration

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Erickson Kiva (620 Farm Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824)

Research is an increasingly complex endeavor, and one rarely works in isolation. This session will help you understand and appreciate what a ‘conflict of interest’ is, that they occur in many situations and are manageable. Strategies to avoid conflicts of interest will be presented. Conflicts within the context of peer review will be discussed - an important duty for all members of the scholarly community.

The term "collaboration" in academic research is usually thought to mean an equal partnership between at least two academic faculty members who are pursuing mutually interesting and beneficial research or scholarly activities. Today, however, many collaborations involve researchers of differing stature, funding status, and types of organizations. In this workshop, rules for successful research collaboration will be discussed.

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