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Australian research council reviews conflict of interest requirements

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 09 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2338
  1. Melissa Sweet
  1. 1Sydney

    Australian researchers, universities, and other research institutions are likely to face measures aimed at ensuring conflicts of interest are declared.

    The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is considering recommendations that would require researchers to publicly declare conflicts of interest on university and other institutional websites.

    The council has also been asked to consider establishing its own conflict of interest committee, to provide advice internally and to act as a reference for other bodies, and to require research institutions to establish similar committees.

    The suggestions were made by senior …

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