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Financial Conflict of Interest in Research

Geisinger is committed to overseeing the conduct of research in a manner that ensures 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. Geisinger recognizes the importance of relationships between researchers and outside organizations and seeks to encourage such relationships. These relationships can give rise to significant discoveries and to 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 and provide opportunities to test ways to improve the delivery of health care to and the health of the Geisinger community and people around the world.

Financial incentives that accompany such relationships have the potential to lead to financial conflicts of interests that have the potential to create real or apparent bias in research. Even the appearance of conflict of interest may reduce public confidence in the research conducted at Geisinger. Geisinger's Policy on Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research is designed to maintain that trust and to help ensure our compliance with government regulations concerning outside financial relationships and Research.

To request information about an investigator's financial conflict of interest related to research funded by the Public Health Service; please send an email to, or send a letter to The Office of Research Compliance, M.C. 30-69, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville PA 17822. Please include your return email or mail address and the name of the investigator in your correspondence. Our staff will reply to your request within 5 business days of receiving your request.