About the Authors

Corresponding Author

prathap@cmcvellore.ac.in

Competing Interests

Prathap Tharyan is an editor with the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, a reviewer and co-reviewer with other Cochrane collaborative review groups, and Coordinator of the South Asian Cochrane Network. These are not paid posts, but he has received funding from the Cochrane Collaboration and from John Wiley and Sons to host a meeting of the South Asian Cochrane Network and from the Cochrane Collaboration to attend annual colloquia. Mike Clarke is employed as Director of the UK Cochrane Centre and to work on systematic reviews. This employment depends on the value placed on the work of the Cochrane Collaboration and systematic reviews. Sally Green is employed as Director of the Australasian Cochrane Centre and is a member of the Cochrane Collaboration Steering Committee.