Disqualification of reviewers

Reviewers may be disqualified for a number of reasons, such as:

  • if the approval or rejection of the application may in any way benefit or harm them
  • if they have had close collaboration with the applicant, e.g.:
    • co-authored/published articles with the applicant in the past three years
    • been involved in the same group as the applicant or are involved in the publication or application of the results
    • been a superior, subordinate or instructor of the applicant in the past three years
  • if they are applying for the same post as the applicant
  • if they are applying for funding from the Academy in the same call cycle
  • if the applicant is a close person to them.

A close person is:

    1. spouse (also de facto), child, grandchild, sibling, parent, grandparent or a person otherwise especially close to the person (e.g. fiancé/e or a close friend), as well as their spouses (also de facto)
    2. sibling of the person's parent or his/her spouse (also de facto), a child of the person's sibling, the person's previous spouse (also de facto)
    3. child, grandchild, sibling, parent or grandparent of the person's spouse as well as their spouses (also de facto), a child of a sibling of the person's spouse
    4. half-relative comparable to the above mentioned people.

Reviewers will also be disqualified if their impartiality may otherwise be endangered, or if they feel that they have a conflict of interest in the application review.

Please notify us as soon as possible if you are unable to act as a reviewer.

Last modified 4 May 2015
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