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Financial conflict of interest at Geisinger

Geisinger is committed to overseeing the conduct of research in a manner that preserves the integrity of the research process and maintains the trust of the public, research volunteers and sponsors in the integrity and credibility of its researchers, staff and research programs. 

We recognize the importance of relationships between researchers and outside organizations, and we work to encourage them. These relationships can give rise to significant discoveries. The translation of those discoveries into useful products to help prevent, treat and cure diseases. Productive relationships with outside organizations also inspire new avenues of inquiry. They also provide opportunities to test ways to improve the delivery of healthcare and the health of not just the Geisinger community, but people around the world.

Financial incentives that accompany such relationships have the potential to lead to financial conflicts of interests. And financial conflicts of interest have the potential to create real or apparent bias in research. Even the appearance of one may reduce public confidence in the research we conduct. 

Geisinger's policy on financial conflicts of interest in research is designed to maintain that trust. And to help safeguard our compliance with government regulations concerning outside financial relationships and research.

To request information about an investigator's financial conflict of interest, email or send a letter to The Office of Research Compliance, M.C. 30-69, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822. Include your return address and the name of the investigator in your correspondence. We’ll reply within five business days of receiving your request.

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