Addressing Conflicts of Interest
All members of the HomVEE team signed a conflict of interest statement in which they declared any financial or personal connections to developers or products being reviewed and stated their understanding of the process by which they must inform the project director if such conflicts arise. The HomVEE review team’s project director assembled signed conflict of interest forms for all project staff and subcontractors and monitored for possible conflicts over time. If a team member was found to have a potential conflict of interest concerning a particular home visiting model being reviewed, that team member was excluded from the review process for the studies of that model. In addition, first reviews for two models evaluated by Mathematica were conducted by contracted reviewers who were not Mathematica employees.