Conflict of interest declaration: Giovanni FM Strippoli

Roles in: Kidney and Transplant 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 - Diaverum AB

b) Fees for speaking?
No

c) Fees for organising education?
Yes - Diaverum AB-Diaverum is a provider of renal services (dialysis clinics), does not produce dialysis related products, it runs under a private hospital model. There is no direct link to reviews in which I am involved or which I edit, however this is declared here as there may be a perceived conflict and this matter has already been assessed in the past by the funding arbiter.

d) Funds for research?
No

e) Funds for a member of staff?
No

f) Fees for consulting?
Yes - Diaverum AB-Diaverum is a provider of renal services (dialysis clinics), does not produce dialysis related products, it runs under a private hospital model. There is no direct link to reviews in which I am involved or which I edit, however this is declared here as there may be a perceived conflict and this matter has already been assessed in the past by the funding arbiter.

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?
Yes - Diaverum AB-Diaverum is a provider of renal services (dialysis clinics), does not produce dialysis related products, it runs under a private hospital model. There is no direct link to reviews in which I am involved or which I edit, however this is declared here as there may be a perceived conflict and this matter has already been assessed in the past by the funding arbiter.

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