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All directors of Centres are required to complete personal declaration of interest statements and to disclose all relationships with commercial organisations. The term 'related organisation' in the questions below means any organisation related to health care or medical research.
Date declarations made in 1 May 2019. Answers given correspond to the last five years.
1. Received research funding: any grant, contract or gift, commissioned research, or fellowship from a related organisation to conduct research?
Sally Green: Yes, current funding from National Health and Medical Research Council, Cochrane, Monash University and Australian Government Department of Health. Funding in previous five years from Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative (Transport Accident Commission); Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care.
Steve McDonald: Yes, from National Health and Medical Research Council; Cochrane Collaboration.
2. Had paid consultancies: any paid work, consulting fees (in cash or kind) for a related organisation?
Sally Green: Yes, from Australian Government Department of Health; National Health and Medical Research Council; Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care.
Steve McDonald: Yes, from National Health and Medical Research Council.
3. Received honoraria: one-time payments (in cash or kind) from a related organisation?
Sally Green: Yes, from Australian Government Department of Health; Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Steve McDonald: Yes, from Universitas Indonesia; Gajah Mada University; Korea University; Taipei Medical University; Cochrane Collaboration.
4. Served as a director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or held a position of management with a related organisation?
Sally Green: Yes. Member of Cochrane Governing Board.
Steve McDonald: I was on the Governing Board for Cochrane (2008-2015) and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Joanna Briggs Institute (2003-2015).
5. 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)?
6. Received personal gifts from a related organisation?
7. Had an outstanding loan with a related organisation?
8. Received royalty payments from a related organisation?
9. 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?