Conflict of interest declaration: Sophie Hill

Roles in: Consumers and Communication 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)?
No

b) Fees for speaking?
No

c) Fees for organising education?
No

d) Funds for research?
No

e) Funds for a member of staff?
No

f) Fees for consulting?
Yes - In 2015, I was paid a daily consultancy rate for facilitating a workshop about knowledge translation (KT). The workshop at a university had been funded by a national research funder from a competitively-funded grant process.

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)?
Yes - In November 2013, I was asked to draft the Health Literacy Statement for the Department of Health Victoria, Australia and my research centre received a grant for this work. The Department is the principal funder of CCCRG. We have registered a review on interventions for health literacy by a Victorian team but none of the staff of CCCRG are authors and the editorial sign-off will involve other editors. The Department has nothing to gain or lose financially by the publication of the health literacy review.