Lundbeckfonden applies the rules and principled codes of conduct governing impartiality described below. These are based on the Danish Public Administration Act’s chapter 2 on impartiality. The impartiality rules are developed to ensure a balanced presence of professional expertise, transparency and impartiality in Lundbeckfonden’s decisions.
The rules apply to members of Lundbeckfonden’s Board of Trustees, members of the Foundation’s award panels, external reviewers, executive management and others who have an influence on the Foundation’s decisions on award of grants.
A person will be disqualified from the decision-making process in a specific case if
A person who is disqualified, or whose impartiality in a specific case may be in doubt, is required to notify Lundbeckfonden of such in advance. Non-compliance will be considered a breach of the rules governing impartiality.
A person who is disqualified from the decision-making process in a specific case may neither make a decision, participate in the decision nor participate in any part of the case-handling process.
If a person has a potential conflict of interest or if there is any doubt about the impartiality of said person in a given situation, the chairman of the relevant panel or review board will decide, together with the administration, whether the conflict of interest should result in disqualification.
The following consequences will apply if breach of Lundbeckfonden’s impartiality rules can be proven: