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Conflicts of interest

A conflict of interest exists where there is a divergence between the individual interests of a person and their professional responsibilities such that an independent observer might reasonably conclude that the professional actions of that person are unduly influenced by their own interests. [Source: Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2007]

Dualities and conflicts of interest are common in research and must be disclosed and managed to ensure judgements and decisions are made impartially.

Any conflicts of interest relating to research, whether perceived, potential or actual, must be disclosed and managed according to the Alfred Health Conflict of Interest - Research Related Activities Policy.
















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