Conflict of interest declaration: Roger J Hart

Roles in: Gynaecology and Fertility 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 - Funding for travel and accommodation provided by: Ferring Pharmaceuticals, MSD and Merck-Serono

b) Fees for speaking?
Yes - Bayer talk in Tokyo on the need for folate in periconception period.

c) Fees for organising education?
No

d) Funds for research?
Yes - $10,000 funding for statistical support Ferring

e) Funds for a member of staff?
No

f) Fees for consulting?
Yes - Medical advisory board to Ferring pharmaceuticals, MSD and Merck.

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?
Yes - I am medical director, board member and a shareholder of Western IVF

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 - Shareholder of Western IVF

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