To provide employees with the information they need to disclose all potential conflicts of interest, the institute should develop the necessary procedures to ensure that its employees are aware of the companies that apply for funding.
The institute's conflict-of-interest procedure for institute employees now incorporates a mechanism that identifies all entities that have applied for funding pursuant to a particular request for applications. Employees are to review a list of applicants to note any conflicts and disqualify themselves from reviewing any application with which they may have a conflict of interest. (See 2008-406 p. 199)
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