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Conflict of Interest

"Conflict of Interest" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

MeSH information
A situation in which an individual might benefit personally from official or professional actions. It includes a conflict between a person's private interests and official responsibilities in a position of trust. The term is not restricted to government officials. The concept refers both to actual conflict of interest and the appearance or perception of conflict.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Conflict of Interest" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Conflict of Interest" was a major or minor topic of these publication.