Conflict of Interest Prevention and Management for CIHR Scientific Directors, Members of Governing Council and Advisory Bodies

Canadians expect a high level of integrity when it comes to the management of public funds. To maintain public trust and confidence in its decision-making, CIHR requires that Scientific Directors, Institute personnel, members of its Governing Council, the Institute Advisory Boards and other advisory bodies (collectively “CIHR members”) avoid conflicts of interest. Conflict of interest (COI) is a situation in which external interests of an individual, whether they are personal, professional or business, conflict with his or her public duties.

To avoid a risk of being influenced by external interests in the exercise of their public duties, CIHR members must proactively declare circumstances which may lead to a conflict of interest, or even to its perception.

With questions related to COI, requests for policy interpretations in specific situations, please contact the CIHR Office of the COI Officer at declaration@cihr-irsc.gc.ca.

CIHR Policy on Conflict of Interest Prevention and Management for Scientific Directors, Members of Governing Council and Advisory Bodies

Declaration of external interests form for the Institute Scientific Directors, Members of Governing Council and Advisory Bodies

Policy-related documents and resources

Please note that CIHR employees and participants in peer review process are subject to separate policies related to COI:

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