Details of requirements in these sections are described in Section 1.6. of this Manual.

Conflicts of interest

A statement which either declares the absence of any conflicts of interest or which describes a specified or potential conflict of interest should be made by the reviewers in this section.


Authors should provide details regarding any sources of funding for the review project. The role of all funders in the review process, if any, should be explicitly described. If the review is funded, then any potential conflicts of interest or intellectual bias of the funders should be specified in the review. 


Any acknowledgements should be made in this section e.g. sources of external funding or the contribution of colleagues or institutions. It should also be noted if the systematic review is to count towards a degree award.