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Conflict of Interest in Research

Conflicts of interest (COI) in research may occur when an investigator's private interests (such as outside professional or financial relationships) may compete with his or her professional obligations to UNM.

Conflicts of interest are an inevitable part of conducting research and do not necessarily suggest any impropriety on the part of the research investigator. Most conflicts can be successfully resolved without impeding research activities. A COI may exist despite the investigator's adherence to the highest standards of conduct.

While it is not possible in modern research universities to eliminate all conflict, the goal is to manage actual or potential conflicts of interest and the key is disclosure.

Office of Research & Compliance Contact Information


The University of New Mexico
1805 Sigma Chi Rd NE
Albuquerque NM 87131
P: (505) 277-5358
Fax: (505) 277-2697

Office Hours

Office Hours:
8:00am - Noon
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Monday through Friday


Conflict of Interest

(505) 277-1045,

Research Integrity

(505) 277-5358,

Human Research/IRB

(505) 277-2644,