Conflict of interest exists when an author, reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties).

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How to leave a collaborator after being offered to join a new group?

How does one leave one collaborative group for another, prior to the start of the research? This relates to switching project teams for graduate course work, switching research labs, or basically ...
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Attending faculty candidature seminar of internal competitor vs external competitor

I noticed that my university has been considering "internal" candidates more strongly for permanent faculty positions. These are candidates who have received their masters degree and/or a PhD at the ...
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Is it ethical for a part-time professor to use his position for other interests?

There is a professor who works part-time at a university as a moderator of one of their student groups. He does not teach any actual classes but spends a hugely considerable amount of time with the ...
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Student and advisor applying to same job - conflict of interest with recommendation letter

I'm currently a Ph.D. student. I'm applying for a post-Ph.D. faculty job, and so is one of my two Ph.D. co-advisors. I think we have a good relationship, and I am thrilled they are applying, and truly ...
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Conflict declaration in reviews

Consider the following scenario: A is working on a problem X and has unpublished new material. A is then asked to review a paper: upon reading the abstract, A realizes that the authors are ...