Conflict of interest declaration: Robert J Boyle

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Updated on: 21 January 2020

Roles in: Co-ordinating Editors' Board, Editorial Board

1. In the past 36 months have you accepted the following from a commercial organisation with a financial interest in any topic covered in the Cochrane Library?

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?
No

c) Fees for organising education?
No

d) Grants and contracts?
No

e) Funds for a member of staff?
No

f) Fees for consulting?
Yes - Dairy Goat Cooperative 2017 - research consultancy (clinical trial design). Infant formula manufacturers. ALK Abelo 2017 - advisory board attendance. Manufacturers of allergen immunotherapy and adrenaline autoinjectors. DBV Technologies 2018 - advisory board attendance. Manufacturers of allergen immunotherapy. Prota Therapeutics 2019 - advisory board attendance. Manufacturers of allergen immunotherapy.

g) Royalty or licences payments?
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 any topic covered in the Cochrane Library?
Yes - My employing institution Imperial College London has a formal research and innovation partnership with Nestle. Neither I nor researchers that I supervise are involved with the work undertaken within this partnership.

3. Do you own stocks or shares in a commercial organization with a financial interest in any topic covered in the Cochrane Library?
No

4. Do you hold any patents (planned, issued or pending) for products relevant to any topic covered in the Cochrane Library?
No

5. Do you have any other competing interests (financial or non-financial)?
Yes - I have undertaken expert witness work related to food allergy in the UK I have undertaken expert witness work related to infant formula health claims in the US