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.