When an Evaluator declares a conflict of interest they will not be able to commence any scoring. This is what they will see under the Submissions:
The Project Manager will be notified of the conflict via email of the declared conflict. They will have the opportunity to view the nature of the conflict.
Navigate to the Declarations section of the project and expand it.
In the example below, the reviewer has declared a conflict of interest. Click the Actions button then "View" to see the nature of the conflict as outlined by the reviewer.
The following screen provides more details regarding the Reviewer's conflict.
At this point the Project Owner can send another request to re-sign or override the COI assuming the conflict isn't deemed as a true conflict of interest. Alternatively, they can choose to remove the evaluator from the project altogether.
The 'Request to re-sign' or 'Override' option will be available for the Project Manager under the Actions button (pictured below)
If you request to re-sign you will get a confirmation popup. Please note this will delete the Conflict of Interest record (original declaration reason, timestamp etc...) and it cannot be undone.
The Evaluator will receive an email asking them to re-sign the declaration.
If you override the Conflict of Interest, the following pop-up will appear asking you to provide a reason for the override decision.
The override will be noted in the Declarations section.
The declaration language and signing information can be exported via the Reports section of the Project Details page.
If you have any further question, please contact [email protected].