Conflict of interest declaration: Rachelle Buchbinder

Roles in: Musculoskeletal 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?
Yes - I am a chief investigator for the Australian Rheumatology Association Database (ARAD) which is funded through unrestricted grants from various pharmaceutical companies (Abbott Australia (now Abbvie), Pfizer Australia, Janssen Australia, Sanofi Aventis, Amgen, Wyeth, Schering-Plough and Roche) to the Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA). My department received funds via the ARA to support research assistants and a database manager who work on ARAD.

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)?
No