Declaration of conflicts

A Declaration of Interest (DoI) form should be completed by research grant applicants and ad hoc peer reviewers of research grant applications. An annual DoI should be completed by members of standing selection committees, and staff members of the RFO. The DoI should capture any financial, professional or other interest that might be seen to influence a decision or to be affected by the outcome of a decision. In addition, an RFO should state clearly that it does not accept any internal and external interference in the selection of grant applications, on its committee members, peer reviewers and staff, for example by political or commercial parties. A RIPP should also explain how it will prevent and sanction such interference.

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To establish a basic code of good conduct to be followed by the actors involved in overseeing, managing and handling programmes run by the Fonds Nationale de la Recherche Luxemburg (FNR), and particularly in the scientific review and assessment process.
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To increase the impact of research outputs by encouraging engagement with industry and government, and ensuring that potential conflicts of interest are identified and properly managed.
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To stipulate how to determine inappropriate involvement in the assessment procedure ordecision-making processes, and what to do if there is a risk of it happening.
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To ensure that no one involved in the grant application decision-making process allows any personal interests they may have to influence the task they are performing for the Dutch Council.