Conflict of Interest Policy for Reviewers

Pre Review Conflict of Interest

This policy gives reviewers an opportunity to disclose any actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest that may exist during a concept, or grant review process. It is the reviewer’s obligation to disclose any conflicts of interest accordingly. Advisory Council and Peer Review Panel members may not participate in the review of applications or proposals from an organization with which they are employed or with which they have a direct or indirect financial interest, as defined below.

Reviewers may not participate in the evaluation of applications when any of the following individuals are named on the submission:

  • Co-authors on publications within the past three years, including pending publications and submissions;
  • Collaborators on projects within the past three years, including current and planned collaborations;
  • Individuals in your field with whom you have had a consulting/financial arrangement/other conflict-of-interest in the past three years including receiving compensation of any type (e.g., money, goods or services)

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Post Review Conflict of Interests Certification Form

Reviewers are asked to certify post-review that they did not incur any conflicts of interest while review proposals. 
Download the Post Review Conflict of Interests Certification