Funding Arbiter

The Funding Arbiter (FA) provides guidance on issues relating to funding; whether funding contravenes current Cochrane conflict of interest policies, or where there is some doubt. Referrals may also be made by those seeking advice on interpretation of the current commercial sponsorship policy.

The Funding Arbitration Panel is nominated by the Cochrane Board and contains three to four Cochrane contributors and one external person.

To submit a referral to the Funding Arbiter, please use the online form, and refer to the Resources page for guidance on this process.