Conflict of interest declaration: Frances J Kellie

Roles in: Pregnancy and Childbirth 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?
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 - I am the Managing Editor of Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth and employed by the University of Liverpool via NIHR Cochrane Infrastructure funding, paid to the host institution. Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth also received project funding from WHO to prepare Cochrane evidence to inform prioritised WHO recommendations for updating. I am a member of the Executive Guideline Steering Group for Updating WHO Maternal and Perinatal Health Recommendations (2017-2019) and I have, in the past, received travel and per diem expenses from WHO within the last three years in relation to attendance at WHO technical and prioritisation meetings.