Funding for this research was provided by:
Agence Nationale de S?curit? Sanitaire de l?Alimentation, de l?Environnement et du Travail (2014/2 RF/002)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-11-12
Received: 6 July 2018
Accepted: 28 September 2018
First Online: 12 November 2018
Compliance with ethical standards
: Anssi Auvinen has received research funding for the COSMOS cohort study from the National Technology Agency (TEKES) including contributions from Nokia and mobile network operators Elisa and Sonera and from Mobile Manufacturers’ Forum through Pirkanmaa Hospital District as a firewall. Professor Auvinen holds a part-time employment at STUK Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority and is member of ICNIRP expert group on Data Gaps. Maria Feychting is vice chairman of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, an independent body setting guidelines for non-ionizing radiation protection. She serves as advisor to a number of national and international public advisory and research steering groups concerning the potential health effects of exposure to non-ionizing radiation. Professor Feychting is co-investigator of the COSMOS cohort study, funded by the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, AFA Insurance (ExternalRef removed), and VINNOVA (The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, ExternalRef removed). VINNOVA received funds for this purpose from TeliaSonera, Ericsson AB, and Telenor. The provision of funds to the COSMOS study investigators via VINNOVA is governed by agreements that guarantees COSMOS’ complete scientific independence. Remaining authors declare no conflicts of interest.
: Ethical approvals for the original case-control studies were obtained in accordance with legislation in each country, and the ethical approval for the current study was obtained from the IARC Ethics Committee (Project 15-09).