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Omai
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Topic Started by Omai
on 3/26/2009 14:12 PM   
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Here is the transcript of a conflict of interest policy from The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). I never really considered that a scientific society is a nonprofit organization and subject to the conflict of interest laws governing nonprofits.


Here are some points from the policy I found interesting:


A person cannot serve as the annual meeting program chair for ASCB and another society at the same time.


A person can not issue an award to a relative.


A society leader can not accept gifts from vendors or anyone else attempting to do business with the society.


These are just highlights from the actual policy.


I imagine things can get a little dicey sometimes.


 


Omai


 


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