Interactions with Industry
Partners HealthCare, its affiliated hospitals, and its professionals have a long history of supporting collaborations with industry. These relationships further Partners’ mission of carrying out high quality medicine and leading research and medical education, and in translating scientific advances into improvements in patient care. Preserving them is, therefore, critical to Partners ability to achieve our charitable missions. However, Partners also recognizes that these relationships have the potential to affect – or create the perception that they may affect – the way that we conduct our charitable activities, and so they must be managed carefully. It is vital to assure patients, research subjects, trainees, the scientific community, and the public that our relationships with industry are conducted responsibly and do not compromise objectivity and integrity in how we take care of our patients, conduct our research, and provide medical education.
This area of the Partners website, maintained by the Office for Interactions with Industry, provides information on the Partners policies and procedures that help physicians, employees, and staff maintain relationships with industry that meet Partners high standards of professionalism and integrity.
Background on Partners policies on interactions with industry and a brief introduction to conflicts of interest.
Meet the people and committees who oversee and administer Partners policies relative to Interactions with Industry.
What is a conflict of interest? Learn what types of activities may create a conflict of interest under Partners policies. Find examples of situations that create conflicts that may need to be managed or, in some cases, avoided entirely.
Learn about Partners Disclosure System and Process for reporting financial interests and outside activities.
A comprehensive list of relevant policies and source materials about interactions with industry.
Members of the public can request information about financial conflicts of interest in Public Health Service-funded research. Procedures for making such a request are described here.
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