The presence of a conflict of interest is independent of the occurrence of impropriety. Therefore, a conflict of interest can be discovered and voluntarily defused before any corruption occurs. A widely used definition is: "A conflict of interest is a set of circumstances that creates a risk that professional judgement or actions regarding a primary interest will be unduly influenced by a secondary interest." Primary interest refers to the principal goals of the profession or activity, such as the protection of clients, the health of patients, the integrity of research, and the duties of public office. Secondary interest includes not only financial gain but also such motives as the desire for professional advancement and the wish to do favours for family and friends, but conflict of interest rules usually focus on financial relationships because they are relatively more objective, fungible, and quantifiable.
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2 november 2011 - Volgens een enquête van de Jonge Akademie en het Rathenau Instituut staan jonge onderzoekers positief jegens valorisatie. Maar dit roept direct nieuwe en oude vragen op. Hoe past valorisatie in het onderzoeksysteem? En wat is het eigenlijk? Wetenschap zoekt belangenverstrengeling
U.S. Tightens Rules on Financial Conflicts of Interest in Science - Government By Paul Basken The Obama administration announced on Tuesday the final form of new rules governing financial conflicts of interest in federally sponsored medical research, saying it hoped to boost public confidence after years of scandals tied to corporate influence. The rule changes, the first in 16 years, bring new standards for universities to evaluate financial ties between their researchers and companies, for the researchers to disclose them, and for the public and government agencies to understand them. "It's time for the rules governing those relationships to be modernized," Francis S.
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Research Ethics Boards As For- Profit Enterprises? Corrections 12 Sep 2006: Emanuel EJ, Lemmens T, Elliott C (2006)Correction: Should Society Allow Research Ethics Boards to Be Run As For-Profit Enterprises?PLoS Med 3(9):e391. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030391 | View correction An important mechanism for protecting human research participants is the prior approval of a clinical study by a research ethics board, known in the United States as an institutional review board (IRB).
21 februari 2014 - “De Nederlandse promoties zijn van hoog niveau, ook in internationaal opzicht.” De onderwijsinspectie ziet wel verbeterpunten bij onder meer de “wetenschappelijke integriteit nabij promovendi,” want “intrekking van de doctorstitel niet wenselijk is bij later wangedrag na de promotie.” Het gunstige oordeel over de kwaliteit blijkt volgens de inspecteurs uit deskresearch en gesprekken met stakeholders en deskundigen. ScienceGuide: promotie en integriteit
AMSTERDAM - Premier Mark Rutte moet krachtig stelling nemen tegen het ondermijnen van onafhankelijke instituten als de Raad van State, het Centraal Planbureau of de Rekenkamer. Foto: ANP Bekijk video Volgens D66-leider Alexander Pechtold maken het kabinet en de Tweede Kamer zich steeds meer schuldig aan het politiek maken van dergelijke instituten. Dat zegt hij in een interview met NU.nl. "Het is een trend", stelt de D66-voorman. Pechtold ergert zich aan politisering instituten | nu.nl/politiek
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By Joe Romm on March 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm "Media stunner: New York Times partners with Shell Oil to peddle elite access" UPDATE: NY Times replies to this post NOTE: The NY Times has responded to this post (see below). I have updated two phrases for clarity and posted their response and my reply at the end. New York Times partners with Shell Oil to peddle elite access « Climate Progress
Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill | Environment BP officials tried to take control of a $500m fund pledged by the oil company for independent research into the consequences of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, it has emerged. Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show BP officials openly discussing how to influence the work of scientists supported by the fund, which was created by the oil company in May last year. Russell Putt, a BP environmental expert, wrote in an email to colleagues on 24 June 2010: "Can we 'direct' GRI [Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative] funding to a specific study (as we now see the governor's offices trying to do)? What influence do we have over the vessels/equipment driving the studies vs the questions?". The email was obtained by Greenpeace and shared with the Guardian. The documents are expected to reinforce fears voiced by scientists that BP has too much leverage over studies into the impact of last year's oil disaster.
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Leaked: 30,000 BP oil spill memos, emails and transcripts In the middle of last year, Greenpeace submitted a string of Freedom of Information requests to US government agencies in relation to last year’s disastrous BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As a result the environmental group have obtained some 30,000 memos, emails and transcripts which document the worst oil spill in American history. Taking cues from WikiLeaks, Greenpeace has begun to leak its considerable cache online for all to see. Here’s what we pulled out of the document dump: In one internal email, BP environmental expert Russell Putt asks his colleagues if the company can take control of the $500m research fund set up to investigate the impacts of the spill: “Can we ‘direct’ GRI [Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative] funding to a specific study (as we now see the Governor’s offices trying to do)?
This says much. Barack Obama is a good person, a good father. He said today that he called Sandra Fluke because he was thinking about his own daughters and how he didn't want them to be called ... by TomP 9 Recs Remember the Air America advertiser blacklist ? DailyKos: "Reformy" groups don't like people questioning their "research" or "plans"
Cerf's Up: How Privatization Will Wipe Out Public Education in New Jersey (Part 1) "When someone says 'it's not about money', it's about money." - H.L. Mencken Earlier, as the overt push for privatizing New Jersey's public schools was just getting started, I wanted to bring attention to some of the strange theories and characters who were spearheading the effort. I was under the impression that they were promoting a justifiably unpopular vision based on pure conviction and that when confronted by the force of democracy would be defeated. The privatizers claimed it was about the kids and their way was superior to the tried and true system that works in the wealthier parts of the state. I thought this was a genuine contest of ideas.
David C. Hespe David Hespe was appointed Acting Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education on March 20, 2014, returning for what is now his fourth time working at the Department. Chris Cerf: New Jersey Department of Education
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Citation Impact More than 60 top-ranked researchers from different scientific disciplines—all on the Institute for Scientific Information's (ISI's) highly cited list—have recently signed part-time employment arrangements with King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in which they agree to add KAU as a second affiliation to their names on ISI's list of highly cited researchers. Meanwhile, a bigger, more prominent Saudi institution—King Saud University in Riyadh—has climbed several hundred places in international rankings in the past 4 years largely through initiatives specifically targeted toward attaching KSU's name to research publications, regardless of whether the work involved any meaningful collaboration with KSU researchers. Academics both inside and outside Saudi Arabia warn that such practices could detract from the genuine efforts that Saudi Arabia's universities are making to transform themselves into world-class research centers. Saudi Universities Offer Cash in Exchange for Academic Prestige
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Thomas "Tom" Luna (born 1958 in Santa Ana, California) is the current Superintendent of Public Instruction in Idaho. He was elected to the position in 2006. Luna was re-elected in 2010 following a challenge from the former superintendent of the Boise School District. Luna served on the Nampa School Board for seven years, three as chairman, and on the Idaho Achievement Standards Commission and Idaho Assessment and Accountability Commission. Tom Luna
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