EMBO conflict of interest policy
EMBO is supported by several expert committees in the evaluation of applications or nominations submitted to any of its programmes and activities. The task of the evaluator is to ensure the confidential, fair and equitable peer review of the submissions. In this capacity he/she shall work independently and not represent any organization. The evaluator commits himself/herself to strict confidentiality and impartiality for this task and shall not discuss the proposal with anyone not directly involved with the peer review of the candidate/proposal.
Persons who are involved in the evaluation of applications or nominations submitted to any of the EMBO programmes and activities shall declare to the EMBO office any conflict of interest in relation to any candidate or proposal prior to their involvement in an evaluation. Persons with a conflict of interest will be exempted from the review, evaluation and decision-making process for the evaluation in question.
Conflicts of interest include:
- Having a personal relationship with the candidate or proposer, or, in the case of a fellowship applicant, with the future supervisor/host;
- Having supervised the candidate for a PhD degree or as a post-doc;
- Having a significant academic relationship with the candidate, or in the case of a fellowship applicant, with the future supervisor/host; this includes having jointly published a research paper in the last five years;
- Being a member of the candidate’s department or institution;
- Having a current or planned close scientific cooperation;
- Having commercial/financial interests in relation to the candidate/proposal;
- Having been involved in the preparation of the proposal;
- Benefitting directly or indirectly from the acceptance or rejection of the proposal/candidate;
- Being in any other situation that could cast doubt on the evaluator’s ability to evaluate the proposal impartially, or that could reasonably appear to do so in the eyes of an external third party.
Credits and contact
Heidemarie Hurtl, Pierre Hilson, Art Pardee, Jan Bures, Michael Cusick, Tomi Mäkelä, Benoit Arcangioli, Tony Hyman, Jeff Dangl, Noel Matoff, Christos Sotiriou, Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Chryssa Kanellopoulou, Philippe Lambin, Gianni Cesareni, Nadia Rosenthal, Aedin Culhane, Paul Harkin, Philippe Lamesch, Magdalena Żuberek, Marina Lencastre, Andrej Lupták, Luis Serrano, Anders Blomberg, Gheorghe Jebeleanu, Jacques Remacle, Jacqueline Vandenhaute, Marc Vidal
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the ScienceTree project over the years.
List of names of the participants and countries:
Row 1 (left to right)
|Austria||Barry Dickson||Vienna||Nov 2005|
|Belgium||Arsène Burny||Gembloux||Nov 2003|
|Bulgaria||Pencho Venkov||Sofia||Nov 2006|
|Croatia||Siniša Volarević||Rijeka||May 2014|
|Cyprus||Anthi Drousiotou||Nicosia||Sep 2006|
|Czech Republic||Eva Sykova||Prague||Sep 2006|
|Denmark||Kristian Helin||Copenhagen||Sep 2006|
|EMBL, Germany||Fotis Kafatos||Heidelberg||July 2002|
Row 2 (left to right)
|Estonia||Jaak Vilo/Maido Remm||Tartu||June 2005|
|Finland||Leena Peltonen||Helsinki||Aug 2003|
|France||Christine Petit/François Jacob||Paris||Jan 2004|
|Germany||Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard||Tübingen||Oct 2006|
|Greece||George Kollias||Athens||Nov 2006|
|Hungary||Tamás Vicsek||Budapest||Sep 2006|
|Ireland||Ken Wolfe||Dublin||Nov 2006|
Row 3 (left to right)
|Italy||Irene Bozzoni||Rome||Sep 2006|
|Latvia||Paul Pumpens||Riga||Nov 2006|
|Lithuania||Ceslovas Venclovas||Vilnius||Sep 2006|
|Luxembourg||Marc Diederich||Luxembourg||Feb 2005|
|Malta||Alex Felice||Msida||Nov 2006|
|The Netherlands||Ronald Plasterk||Utrecht||Nov 2003|
|Poland||Maciej Żylicz||Warszawa||Oct 2006|
Row 4 (left to right)
|Portugal||Maria de Sousa||Porto||Nov 2006|
|Romania||Ionel Haiduc||Cluj||Nov 2006|
|Slovakia||Sasha Zahradníková/Albert Breier||Bratislava||Oct 2006|
|Slovenia||Vito Turk||Llubljana||Nov 2006|
|Spain||Antonio García-Bellido||Madrid||July 2004|
|Sweden||Gunnar von Heijne||Göteborg||Aug 2005|
|United Kingdom||John Sulston||Hinxton||July 2003|
A public ceremony will be held during the EMBO-EMBL Anniversary Science and Policy Meeting on Wednesday July 2 to unveil the ScienceTree on the EMBL campus in Heidelberg. The oak tree is being planted on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of EMBO, the 45th anniversary of the European Molecular Biology Conference and the 40th anniversary of EMBL.
The ScienceTree symbolizes the unity of the life sciences in Europe and the potential of scientific research for future progress. The oak tree captures the spirit and dedication of the community of scientists in different countries throughout Europe. It will grow and change alongside the developments and discoveries of the life sciences in Europe.
The ceremony takes place during the EMBO-EMBL Anniversary Science and Policy Meeting which focuses on science, policy and politics and will feature scientific talks from leading researchers, the participation of European science ministers, and sessions concentrating on policy issues in areas such as biotechnology and research infrastructures.
16:00 - 16:30
In front of the EMBO main building on the campus of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Learn more about the project.
The ScienceTree project originated in the summer of 2002 when the idea of a tree to symbolize European integration was first suggested. The initial proposal was to plant a tree in soil originating from countries throughout the European Union to symbolize the importance of European integration for future generations and taking science as a leading example.
Over the years, renowned European scientists, including three Nobel laureates and 16 EMBO Members, provided soil samples from their countries. By May 2014, 29 samples had been collected, 28 samples from the 28 countries forming the European Union and one sample from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), which was included as an example of European integration that benefits the life sciences and to also recognize the roles of Israel, Norway and Switzerland in the support of European research.
Learn more about the contributors to the ScienceTree project.
The ScienceTree symbolizes the unity of the life sciences in Europe and captures the spirit and dedication of scientists worldwide.
Community – Integration - Unity – Progress – Growth
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