Code for Dealing with Personal Interests

The evaluation of and decision-making process regarding grant applications submitted to NWO may not be influenced by any form of bias whatsoever. NWO must therefore ensure that no one involved in this process allows any personal interests they may have in an application to influence the task they are performing for NWO. Because the Netherlands is a small country, however, many of these experts work together and know each other.

The enclosed Code for Dealing with Personal Interests (1 June 2020) contains a number of minor improvements based on user experiences. This document (and the accompanying explanation) will replace the Code from 1 July 2019 as of 1 June 2020.