Conflict of interest declaration: Joerg J Meerpohl

Updated on: 14 March 2022

Roles in: Cochrane Germany

1. Financial interests

a) Received research funding: any grant, contract or gift, commissioned research, or fellowship from The Cochrane Collaboration or a related organisation (i.e. any organisation related to health care or medical research) to conduct research?
Yes - Grants received by - Federal Ministry of Health, Germany - Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany - Innovation Fond, Federal Joint Committee, Germany - European Commission, Bruxelles, Belgium - European Respiratory Society, Switzerland - Swiss Cancer League, Switzerland - National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds, Germany - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, Germany

b) Had paid consultancies: any paid work, consulting fees (in cash or kind) from a related organisation?
Yes - Consultancy for - World Health Organization - BioMedCentral (Co-Editor in Chief for 'Research Integrity and Peer Review')

c) Received honoraria: one-time payments (in cash or kind) from a related organisation?
Yes - - Medical Board Baden-Wuerttemberg

d) Served as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or held a position of management with a related organisation?
No

e) Possessed share-holdings, stock, stock options, equity with a related organisation (excludes mutual funds or similar arrangements where the individual has no control over the selection of the shares)?
No

f) Received personal gifts from a related organisation?
No

g) Had an outstanding loan with a related organisation?
No

h) Received royalty payments from a related organisation?
No

2. Do you have any other competing interests that could pose a conflict of interest that would reasonably appear to be related to the primary interest?
Yes - Member of GRADE working group, director of Freiburg GRADE Center, and member of GRADE Guidance Group. Member of German Network for Evidence Based Medicine.