Conflict of interest declaration: Carl J Heneghan

Roles in: Acute Respiratory Infections 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 - hold grant funding from the NIHR, the NIHR School of Primary Care Research, The Wellcome Trust and the World Health Organization

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 - Income from the publication of a series of toolkit books published by Blackwells. On occasion I receive expenses for teaching EBM and I am also paid for GP work in out of hours in Oxford. CEBM jointly runs the EvidenceLive Conference with the BMJ and the Overdiagnosis Conference with a number of international partners which are based on a non profit making model.