Conflict of interest declaration: Etienne Langlois

Roles in: Effective Practice and Organisation of Care 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?
Yes - I was emplyed by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, which is supporting the field of health systems research synthesis. By leveraging the impact of EPOC reviews, one could argue that the Alliance has a financial benefit to gain, although indirectly.

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 worked as a Scientist of the WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and I led a portfolio of work on health systems research synthesis. I have transitioned since November 2019 to the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH).