In some cases, there may be a reason that a reviewer is unable to review an application because of a conflict of interest with the applicant. An application can be marked as a Conflict of Interest by the reviewer or by an administrator.
In order for a reviewer to be able to mark an application as a conflict of interest, this will need to be enabled within the Review stage settings.
Reviewers will have the option to flag an application through their reviewer portal, which is outlined in our Reviewer FAQ on How do I flag an application as a Conflict of Interest?
As an administrator, you can also flag an application through the Review Assignments Dashboard in your program.
The conflict of interest feature allows for reviewers to flag an applicant in the site that they are assigned to that they may know or for one reason or another, they believe they shouldn't review.
A few things to note with Conflict of Interests: