Conflict of interest declaration: Robert Madoff

Roles in: Colorectal 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)?
Yes - Travel for DaVinci robotic training paid for by Intuitive Surgical.

b) Fees for speaking?
No

c) Fees for organising education?
No

d) Funds for research?
Yes - Primary Investigator on a study funded by Torax Medical, Inc.

e) Funds for a member of staff?
No

f) Fees for consulting?
Yes - Received consulting fees from LifeBond, Ltd. and Tsumura USA, Inc.

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