The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a government agency that is responsible for conducting and funding medical research. As such, it has a strict conflict of interest policy in place to ensure that the research it supports is conducted in an unbiased and ethical manner. The main focus of NIH’s conflict of interest policy is to prevent financial interests from unduly influencing the research process or the results of the research. This includes financial interests held by researchers, institutions, or organizations that are involved in NIH-funded research. The policy also aims to promote transparency and accountability in the research process by requiring researchers to disclose any financial interests that could potentially conflict with their research.