Conflict of interest declaration: Alfonso Iorio

Roles in: Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group

1. In the past three years have you accepted the following from an organisation that may gain or lose financially from the publication of reviews by your review group in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)?

a) Reimbursement for attending a conference or symposium (including travel, accommodation and/or hospitality)?
Yes - As part of funding for research and education as indicated below.

b) Fees for speaking?
No

c) Fees for organising education?
No

d) Funds for research?
Yes - My Institution (McMaster University) has received in the last three years project based funding via research or service agreements with Bayer, CSL, Grifols, NovoNordisk, Octapharma, Pfizer, Roche, Sobi and Takeda/Shire (formerly Baxter and Baxalta). I hold the McMaster-Bayer Endowed Research Chair for Clinical Epidemiology in Congental Bleeding Disorders (this does not consitute personal salary, but is available for supporting research). The Commercial sponsor has not input into use of the funds as per McMaster by-laws.

e) Funds for a member of staff?
No

f) Fees for consulting?
No

g) Royalty payments?
No

2. In the past three years have you or your spouse/partner been employed by an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of reviews by your review group in the CDSR?
No

3. Do you own stocks or shares in companies that may gain or lose financially from the publication of reviews by your review group in the CDSR?
No

4. Do you hold any patents for products that that may lead you to gain or lose financially from the publication of reviews by your review group in the CDSR?
No

5. Do you have any other competing interests (financial or non-financial)?
No