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)?
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 - I have been a consultant (until 2019) of Diaverum AB, a provider of renal services (dialysis clinics). Diaverum AB is not a product industry, it does not produce any dialysis related products, it is a service business that runs clinics where dialysis treatments are performed, under a private hospital model, and my consultancy work for them has been related to providing scientific advice and medical organizational advice about the running of dialysis clinics. There is no direct link of any type to reviews in which I am involved or which I edit, however this is declared here as there may be a perceived conflict. 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?
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