Conflict of interest declaration: Toby J Lasserson

Roles in: Cochrane Editorial Unit

1. Financial interests

a) Received research funding: any grant, contract or gift, commissioned research, or fellowship from The Cochrane Collaboration or a related organisation (i.e. any organisation related to health care or medical research) to conduct research?
No

b) Had paid consultancies: any paid work, consulting fees (in cash or kind) from a related organisation?
No

c) Received honoraria: one-time payments (in cash or kind) from a related organisation?
No

d) Served as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or held a position of management with a related organisation?
No

e) Possessed share-holdings, stock, stock options, equity with a related organisation (excludes mutual funds or similar arrangements where the individual has no control over the selection of the shares)?
No

f) Received personal gifts from a related organisation?
No

g) Had an outstanding loan with a related organisation?
No

h) Received royalty payments from a related organisation?
No

2. Do you have any other competing interests that could pose a conflict of interest that would reasonably appear to be related to the primary interest?
Yes - I am an employee of Cochrane. I am associate editor for the journal 'Research Integrity and Peer Review' I have received fees for teaching on Systematic Review courses organised by Universities in the UK in the last 3 years. I have attended meetings to develop extensions of the PRISMA statement to systematic review protocols, abstracts of systematic reviews, systematic reviews of harms and systematic reviews of individual participant data. I am a member of the PLEACS and MECIR working groups. I am an Associate Scientific Editor of the Cochrane Handbook. I am an editor for Cochrane Airways.