Conflict of interest declaration: David Lefebvre
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?
b) Had paid consultancies: any paid work, consulting fees (in cash or kind) from a related organisation?
Yes - I work as an IT consultant for the following who are in the health field: Better Value Healthcare, James Lind Initiative, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, and for other individuals and practices.
c) Received honoraria: one-time payments (in cash or kind) from a related organisation?
d) Served as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or held a position of management with a related organisation?
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)?
f) Received personal gifts from a related organisation?
Yes - Christmas gifts only.
g) Had an outstanding loan with a related organisation?
h) Received royalty payments from a related organisation?
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 do not perceive it as a conflict of interest but I should like to declare that my wife Carol Lefebvre is also involved in Cochrane.