Regarding Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality
Reviewers are required to identify any/all potential conflicts of interest with any proposal(s) under review. Conflicts of interest comprise any connections (personal or professional) that might inhibit a reviewer to act in an objective, honest, and ethical manner when reviewing the proposals. Reviewers are also required to keep the information contained each proposal strictly confidential.
To maintain the highest standards of integrity and confidentiality, if a conflict of interest is identified with a proposal or its authors, PRP members are required to report the conflict to the panel chair and the User Office and recuse themselves from the review of that proposal.