Referrals to the Funding Arbiter should be made by registered Cochrane Groups, on behalf of individuals or groups, using the online form. The Funding Arbiters and Funding Arbitration Panel submit all referrals to an established review process.

In preparing referrals, please use the following resources:

Cochrane policy on commercial sponsorship of Cochrane Groups and Reviews

Conflict of interest policy for Cochrane Groups

Conflict of interest policy for Cochrane Reviews

Implementing the conflict of interest policy in practice
 

Referrals to the Funding Arbiter should include the following information:

Is this about a Cochrane title, protocol or review?
If so, please give full details of the title, protocol, or review, including contact details for all authors. Please give full details of the financial payments from for-profit organizations to which this matter refers (i.e. author involved, recipient, date of payment, name of company or organization, type of organization, website; and organizational relationship to the title, protocol, or review), of any patents held by the authors for products relevant to this title, protocol, or review and of the clinical trials included that have been conducted by the authors of the title, protocol, or review.

Is this about a Cochrane Centre or Group?
If so, please give full details of the group and of the funder to which this matter refers (i.e. group involved, recipient, date of payment, name of company or organization, type of organization, website and organization relationship to the group).

General query
Please explain your question for the funding arbiter panel in detail.