Conflict of interest declaration: Christopher H Schmid

Roles in: Scientific Committee

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 - Title: Innovative Training to Improve CER PCOR Systematic Review Production and Uptake Funding Source: Agency for Health Care Research and Quality Total Costs: $2,500,000 Funding Period: 2014-2019 Role: Principal Investigator Title: RI-Center for Clinical and Translational Science Funding Source: NIH/NIGMS 1U54GM115677-01 Direct Costs: $19,500,000 Funding Period: 2016-2021 Role: Director of Clinical Research Design, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics Core (Overall PI: James Padbury) Title: N-of-1 Trials Using mHealth in Chronic Pain Funding Source: National Institute of Nursing Research R01 NR13938-01 Direct Costs: $290.273 Funding Period: 2012-2017 Role: PI on subcontract (Overall PI: Richard Kravitz) Title: Using Single Subject (N-of-1) Designs to Answer Patient-Identified Research Questions Funding Source: PCORI ME-16 Direct Costs: $2,453,630 Funding Period: 2017-2019 Role: PI on subcontract (Overall PI: Heather Kaplan) Title: Develop, Test and Disseminate a New Technology to Modernize Data Abstraction in PCOR Systematic Reviews Funding Source: PCORI Direct Costs: $184,899 Funding Period: 2014-2017 Role: PI on subcontract (Overall PI: Tianjing Li)

b) Had paid consultancies: any paid work, consulting fees (in cash or kind) from a related organisation?
Yes - DSMB member for study centered at Partners Health Care (Boston, MA). Payments for meetings FDA committee member, paid for meetings attended Statistical editor, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, paid position Paid statistical consultant to clinical trial funded by NIH NCCAM out of Tufts Medical Center Paid member, Healthcare Research and Training study section, AHRQ

c) Received honoraria: one-time payments (in cash or kind) from a related organisation?
Yes - Payment for course delivered at Joint Statistical Meetings (Aug 2016)

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?
No