Conflict of interest declaration: Christine E East

Roles in: Pregnancy and Childbirth 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?
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)?
Yes - I received project grant funding from Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council for an RCT on fetal lactate measurement during labour - a topic that I have also led a Cochrane review on. I am a co-investigator on a RCT that is now published and will ultimately be considered for inclusion in the Cochrane review on antenatal breast milk expression in women with diabetes. I conducted a RCT on fetal pulse oximetry that is included in the Cochrane review of this topic, that I lead. For all of these, reviewers who are not related to the clinical RCTs did or will evaluate the resultant publications for inclusion in the Cochrane reviews.