Institutions to disclose more commercial ties

December 2008
Nature;12/11/2008, Vol. 456 Issue 7223, p689
Academic Journal
The article discusses the emerging practice of U.S. academic medical institutions publicly disclosing the financial associations of their employees. The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio will list collaborations with industry of staff physicians and scientists via their website. The medical school and health system of the University of Pennsylvania will follow suit in 2009. The role that Iowa senator Charles Grassley and the U.S. National Institutes of Health play in this process is discussed.


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