Conflicts of interest policy – Wellcome Trust
To increase the impact of research outputs by encouraging engagement with industry and government, and ensuring that potential conflicts of interest are identified and properly managed.
Wellcome Trust encourages engagement with others to increase the impact of research outputs. This could involveproviding consultancy services, sitting on a technology advisory board, acting as an officer of a company, helping your organisation to license out intellectual property (IP), and advising on relevant government policy. Researchers and host organisations must identify and effectively manage any potential or actual conflicts of interest so thatthe 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.
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Conflicts of interest policy – Wellcome Trust.
Declaration of conflicts
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