(d) perceived and actual conflicts of interest; (e) openness in scientific communication, and (f) other issues that may arise in federal-private co-funding arrangements.

Other research funding agencies such as NIH and CDC have issued guidelines, which could serve as models for DOD guidelines. They focus on such issues as potential conflicts of interest that must be identified and addressed; intellectual property rights; the timely publication of research results; and the maintenance of academic freedom, and they contain suggestions of ways to avoid or manage them.

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