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Financial conflict of interest – a reasonable determination made by the UAB Conflict of Interest Review Board (CIRB) and/or Office that an investigator’s significant financial interest is related to and could significantly and directly affect the design, conduct, or reporting of research.
Design – the development of the strategy and means to test a research question or hypothesis.
Conduct – the supervision or management of a study’s execution. This is typically done by the principal investigator (PI) and co-investigators, but also may be performed by other project personnel, such as postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, or other junior researchers. For studies involving human subjects, this includes anyone who is responsible for explaining the study, risk -benefit, and/or alternatives to potential participants, is listed on Form FDA-1572 or device agreement, and/or must complete a sponsor’s conflict of interest form.
Reporting – the authorship of publications or reports that describe the results of the study. Such reports may be to the sponsor of the research or to academic or scientific meetings.