Research involving institutional and IRB member conflict of interest (COI) happens often, and can lead to concerns about the introduction of bias into research conduct. Read why institutions should consider independent IRBs as part of their institutional COI policy, and why sponsors and CROs should ensure that their sites have conflict of interest policies in place.
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Stuart Horowitz has over 30 years of experience as a research professional. He began his career as a laboratory research investigator and advanced to leadership positions in both translational and clinical research in academic health centers. He has been instrumental in building and improving research programs at medical schools and hospitals throughout the US and the Middle East, as a consultant and Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group. He is currently on the editorial and advisory boards of Clinical Researcher and Therapeutic Innovation and Research Science (TIRS).More Content by Dr. Stuart Horowitz, PhD, MBA | Institutional Services