This quiz is for NHMRC peer reviewers to test their knowledge on NHMRC’s disclosure of interest and suitability declaration processes. Sound understanding of these processes reduces peer reviewers' workload and contributes to the rigour and integrity of NHMRC’s peer review system. Answers submitted on this page are not captured or monitored by NHMRC.
Before attempting this quiz, peer reviewers should familiarise themselves with the relevant scheme’s Peer Review Guidelines and Grant Opportunity Guidelines. NHMRC has also developed a range of video training modules, available to view on the NHMRC website.
The information provided in this quiz is not exhaustive and is hypothetical in nature. NHMRC acknowledges that individual circumstances for each peer reviewer are different and that some examples may not be relevant.
This quiz does not replace the advice within the relevant Peer Review Guidelines, Grant Opportunity Guidelines or any other scheme specific instructions.
Disclosures of interest
1. You are an Associate Investigator (AI) on a NHMRC grant application. Do you have a high or a low conflict of interest?
2. Your partner goes to a yoga class with a Chief Investigator (CI) on a NHMRC grant application. Do you have a high or low conflict of interest?
3. You work at the same university as a CI on a NHMRC grant application. You are in the same faculty, different school/department, and do not know each other. Do you have a high or low conflict of interest?
4. You are on the board of directors at a hospital where a majority of proposed research in a NHMRC grant application is to take place. Do you have a high or low conflict of interest?
5. You and a CI on a NHMRC grant application have a planned future collaboration, but no current collaborations. Is this a high or low conflict of interest?
6. You only need to provide suitability declarations for applications you wish to assess. True or False?
7. You need to have expert knowledge on all aspects of an application. True or False?
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