Conflict of interest declaration: Jos H Verbeek

Roles in: Work 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?
Yes - We coordinated a EU-OSHA research project between 2015-2019 that included reviewing the literature on interventions to improve return to work in cancer patients about which we have a Cochrane Review with our review group

e) Funds for a member of staff?
No

f) Fees for consulting?
Yes - I received consulting fees from WHO for methodological support in the development of a guideline for working safely with nanomaterials, air quality and radiofrequency fields

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 employed by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health to produce Cochrane Systematic Reviews

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