ECU Equality Charters assessment panels – declaration of conflicts of interest
All panellists must submit a declaration of interest form as part of the panellist registration process. If a conflict of interest becomes apparent the relevant ECU Equality Charter manager will decide if it prevents the panellist sitting on a panel where the conflict could manifest.
Panellists are automatically precluded from assessing applications from the institution where they are currently employed. Other conflicts of interest can include:
- previous employment or study at a department or institution within the last ten years
- paid consultancy at a department or institution within the last five years
- close personal relationships with individuals at a department or institution