Conflict of interest declaration: Farid Najafi

Updated on: 9 July 2021

Roles in: Cochrane Iran

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 - As an academic staff, I have received several grants from Iranian Universities and the National Institute for Medical Research Development (NIMAD).

b) Had paid consultancies: any paid work, consulting fees (in cash or kind) from a related organisation?
No

c) Received honoraria: one-time payments (in cash or kind) from a related organisation?
Yes - I am an academic staff of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, supervised by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

d) Served as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or held a position of management with a related organisation?
Yes - I am now working as deputy Minister of Research and Technology in the Ministry of Health and Medical education and director of the National Institute for Medical Research Development (NIMAD). The latter is the host of Cochrane Iran.

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?
No