Conflict of interest declaration: Martin J Burton

Updated on: 17 May 2021

Roles in: ENT Group

1. In the past 36 months have you accepted the following from a commercial organisation with a financial interest in the broad topic area of the CRG?

a) Support for attending meetings, including sabbaticals and study tours (this covers travel, accommodation and/or hospitality)?
No

b) Payment or honoraria for lectures, presentations, speakers bureaus, manuscript writing, or educational events?
Yes - I have provided training in EBM, critical appraisal and systematic reviews to: University of Southern California (USA), Teikyo University (Japan). Some of these activities have been undertaken through the 'Oxford University Consulting'

c) Fees for organising education?
Yes - I have provided training in EBM, critical appraisal and systematic reviews to: University of Southern California (USA), Teikyo University (Japan). Some of these activities have been undertaken through the 'Oxford University Consulting'

d) Grants and contracts?
Yes - Funding from the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to prepare systematic reviews

e) Funds for a member of staff?
No

f) Fees for consulting?
No

g) Royalty or licences payments?
Yes - I have received royalties from several book publishing companies for writing and editing books and chapters of ENT textbooks.

h) Payment for expert testimony?
No

i) Payment for a fellowship?
No

j) Payment for participation on a Data Safety Monitoring Board, Advisory Board, or Guideline Panel?
No

k) Payment for a leadership or other fiduciary role in other board, society, committee, or advocacy group?
No

2. In the past 36 months have you, your spouse/partner or an immediate family member been employed by or do you or they own a commercial organization with a financial interest in the broad topic area of the CRG?
Yes - See (5.) below

3. Do you own stocks or shares in a commercial organization with a financial interest in the broad topic area of the CRG?
No

4. Do you hold any patents (planned, issued or pending) for products relevant to the broad topic area of the CRG?
No

5. Do you have any other competing interests (financial or non-financial)?
Yes - Almost any provider of health care (whether publicly or privately funded) may 'gain or lose' from the publication of reviews, especially when those reviews relate to surgical interventions that are provided to patients on some form of 'fee for service' basis. As a result all those organizations for which I work and provide clinical care for patients may 'gain or lose' financially from publication of Cochrane Reviews.