EXPECTATIONS for RPOs

Guideline
Conflicts of interest policy: Wellcome-funded researchers and commercial organisations
To encourage researchers, funded by the Wellcome Trust, to engage with industry and government, so as to increase the impact of research outputs, while being able to identify and manage potential conflicts of interest.
Researchers and host organisations must identify and effectively manage any potential or actual conflicts of interest so that: the highest ethical standards of research integrity are maintained; the delivery of Wellcome-funded research is not negatively impacted; and the outputs of the research are used to try to achieve the greatest possible public benefit by improving human health. Any private benefits (such as payments or equity flowing to researchers, their host organisations or to any commercial organisations) should be no more than incidental to the delivery of the desired public benefit.
Reference of the resource
Conflicts of interest policy: Wellcome-funded researchers and commercial organisations – Wellcome Trust.
Type of resource:
Guideline
Relevant discipline(s):
All
Relevant stakeholder(s):
All stakeholders of scientific research
Relevant organisational level(s):
System (macro level)
Institution (meso level)