Conflicts of Interest in Science

This research focuses on conflicts of interest in science and their potential to impact trust in scientists and support for their research. Recent work examined the extent to which scientists and engineers perceive conflicts of interest a salient problem and the extent to which they attribute responsibility to themselves or others to consider conflicts of interest.

Selected publications

  • Tallapragada, M., Eosco, G., & McComas, K. A. (2016). Aware, yet ignorant: Exploring the views of early career researchers about funding and conflicts of interests in science. Science and Engineering Ethics.
  • Eosco, G., Tallapragada, M., McComas, K. A., & Brady, M. (2014). Exploring societal and ethical views of nanotechnology REUs. NanoEthics, 8, 91 – 99. doi:10.1007/s11569-014-0192-z
  • McComas, K. A. (2012). Researcher views about funding sources and conflicts of interest in nanotechnology. Science & Engineering Ethics, 18, 699 – 714DOI: 10.1007/s11948-011-9264-4
  • McComas, K., Tuite, L., & Sherman, L. (2005). Conflicted scientists: The “shared pool” dilemma of scientific advisory committees. Public Understanding of Science, 14, 285 –