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Navigating Conflict of Interest in Academic Entrepreneurship

Recording of a Learn and Connect event sponsored by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute's Innovation Ecosystem

Published onNov 11, 2022
Navigating Conflict of Interest in Academic Entrepreneurship
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Conflict of Interest (COI) risk is a concern that many encounter over the course of their academic careers. COI policies are preventive strategies that protect an academic entrepreneur from broader repercussions after a concern for research bias has been raised.

A virtual panel discussion on Conflict of Interest was held at CHOP to address scientists’ concerns and inquiries. After Dr. Flaura Winston shared her personal story about COI, CHOP experts-- Zev Sunleaf, Janet Holcombe, and Patrick Egan-- answered audience-generated questions. While some of this discussion is specific to CHOP procedure, there is broad applicability regardless of your institution.

By the end of the Q&A series, viewers will be able to:

1. Define potential conflict of interests (COIs) in an academic setting, as well as understand some common misconceptions about COIs.

2. Describe the purpose and key components of a COI management plan, which includes the timeline for a COI analysis, committee review, and the steps needed for both CHOP employees and CHOP-based Penn faculty.

3. List resources for identification and management of COIs at CHOP and understand how to navigate COI in company-contracted sponsored research.

The videos are broken up by question and are available as a series playlist on the Academic Entrepreneurship YouTube. The event took place virtually on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Presenters


  • Dr. Flaura WinstonDirector, Innovation Ecosystem; Scientific Director, CIRP

  • Zev SunleafVice President, Technology Transfer, Commercialization and Research Contracts

  • Patrick EganSenior Director, Compliance Operations and Conflict of Interest

  • Janet HolcombeVice President, Chief Compliance and Privacy Office

Click Here to read more about Conflict of Interest in Academic Entrepreneurship for Medical and Health Scientists!

Intro and Q&A Panel


The introduction and the Q&A session are listed below. The Q&A session is broken up by topic.

Introduction by Dr. Flaura Winston

Flaura Winston and Diagnostic Driving - Navigating the Conflict of Interest Process

How to manage Conflict of Interest for Company-Sponsored Research?

Conflict of Interest for Company Sponsored Research

How Long Does it Take for the Compliance Office to Review an IRB, Protocol, Etc?

How Long Does it Take for the Compliance Office to Review an IRB, Protocol, Etc.

What is the Conflict of Interest Process for CHOP-based UPenn Faculty?

Conflict of Interest Process for CHOP-based UPenn Faculty

What Happens in a COI Meeting and What Happens in Committee Meetings?

What Happens in a COI Meeting and What Happens in Committee Meetings?

What Conflict of Interest Situations Keep You, As a Compliance Expert, Up at Night?

What Conflict of Interest Situations Keep You, As a Compliance Expert, Up at Night?

Does Conflict of Interest Get in the Way of Commercializing Intellectual Property?

Does Conflict of Interest Get in the Way of Commercializing Intellectual Property?

Related and Referenced Chapters


Alapati, D., Egan, P., & Holcombe, J. (2019). Understanding Conflict of Interest for Academic Entrepreneurs. In Academic Entrepreneurship for Medical and Health Sciences. https://doi.org/10.21428/b2e239dc.2cbc8ecb

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