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Table 1 Data management and analysis in industry-sponsored trials based on information in protocols and publications

From: Sponsors’ participation in conduct and reporting of industry trials: a descriptive study

(n = 69) CRF review and verification Data entry Data storage Data analysis
Sponsor 23 (33%) 32 (46%) 35 (51%) 29 (42%)
Sponsor and CRO 18 (26%) 8 (12%) 3 (4%) 6 (9%)
CRO 8 (12%) 12 (17%) 6 (9%) 5 (7%)
Sponsor/CRO and academic authors 10 (14%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 11 (16%)
Academic authors 2 (3%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 2 (3%)
Not described 8 (12%) 16 (23%) 23 (33%) 5 (7%)
Discrepancy between protocol and paper 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 11 (16%)
  1. Percentages do not always add up to 100 due to rounding.