Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest (COI) whether real, potential or perceived, arises when an individual in a position of trust has competing professional or personal interests.  Researchers and research staff should identify and manage COI to maintain the public confidence and trust and to maintain the independence and integrity of the research process.  If a COI cannot be avoided, procedures should be in place to manage and/or mitigate the conflict.  The declaration and management of a COI is found in the HiREB application form.