Ascension Wisconsin is committed to ensuring the objectivity of human subject research, and to avoid actual or perceived conflicts of interest in such research by identifying, reporting, evaluating and managing conflicts.
Ascension Wisconsin associates, staff and affiliates are responsible for disclosing financial relationships that might result in or have the appearance of a conflict, per institutional policy. In general, this includes anyone who has the authority to make independent decisions related to the design, conduct, or reporting of an Ascension Wisconsin research project, but not including individuals who perform only incidental or isolated tasks related to the project. The term “conflict of interest in research” refers to situations in which financial or other personal considerations may compromise, or have the appearance of compromising, an investigator’s professional judgment in conducting or reporting research.
All significant financial interests are reviewed to determine whether a financial conflict of interest exists, and, if so, what actions should be taken by the Institution to manage, reduce, or eliminate the conflict of interest. Review the Policy, Guidance document and other resources for details about the reporting process, who it applies to, and how and when to submit a disclosure.
All research staff who are working on projects with external funding, or have a fCOI must submit a fCOI disclosure at least annually.
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