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Does the investigator have any conflict of interest?

A conflict of interest may exist if there is a potential benefit to any member of the research team or their immediate family beyond the professional benefit of academic achievement or presentation of results. For example, receiving financial payment beyond what is required to cover the costs of the study presents a conflict of interest. The trial's prinical investigator is required to describe any confict of interest that exists or may appear to exist as it relates to the study.

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