RCR Monthly Series: Conflicts of Interest and Commitment in Research

The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) monthly series is committed to raising awareness of sensitive ethical issues commonly found while conducting research. This session includes a discussion on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment in Research.

The George Washington University Policy on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment states, “Faculty and Investigators shall conduct themselves in a manner that avoids or minimizes Conflicts of Interest and Commitment.”  

How do we define conflicts of interest? Are there different types of conflicts? Is it bad to have a conflict? When should business relationships be managed? What is a conflict of commitment and what is the process at GW for the disclosure, review and management of conflicting interests and commitment? 

Please join the Office of Research Integrity for a Responsible Conduct of Research workshop on Conflicts of Interest (COI) and Commitment (COC) in Research. 


Paul Ndebele, Ph.D.

Senior Research Regulatory Specialist

Milken Institute of Public Health


Hiromi Sanders, J.D., Ph.D.

Director, Research Integrity & Compliance

Office of Research Integrity


Anyone engaged in the conduct of or facilitating research or scholarly activity at GW including, under- and graduate students, administrative staff, researchers, postdocs and faculty, is encouraged to attend.  Please RSVP by registering before the event.