The impact of many affiliations, linkages and associations can be subjective. Therefore, an individual staff member’s own judgement is not to be relied on exclusively in determining a conflict of interest. What is important may not be what the staff member thinks, but what a reasonable and independent observer would think or conclude knowing all the facts. Therefore, personal affiliations must be declared.
The purpose of this policy is to inform JACS employees of their responsibilities in relation to the declaration of any conflict of interest, whether perceived, potential or actual.