Conflict of Interest Policy

Houston Methodist is committed to integrity and the protection of patient welfare. Our Research Conflicts of Interest program is intended to ensure that the design, conduct, reporting and publication of research will not be biased by actual or perceived conflicts of interest. Houston Methodist's goal is to promote the identification and, if required, resolution or management of such conflicts in the context of research.

The policy document RE14 Conflicts of Interest in Research ensures that the design, conduct, reporting and publication of research will not be biased by any conflicts of interest. This policy applies to all persons performing research at Houston Methodist.

Public requests for information concerning PHS funded investigators who have financial conflicts of interest must be made in writing to:

R. Patrick Weitzel, PhD
Program Director – Office of Research Integrity
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Josie Roberts Building JR4-410
7550 Greenbriar Dr., Houston TX 77030

The request must include the name of the investigator, the nature of the request and a return address. A written response to the person making the request will be provided within five business days from the receipt of the request in the Office of Research Protections.