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Table 1 Characteristics of Delphi survey panellists (N = 96)

From: Developing a guideline for clinical trial protocol content: Delphi consensus survey

Question N (%)
Profession *
 Clinical trialist 30 (31)
 Healthcare professional 28 (29)
 Methodologist 28 (29)
 Statistician 16 (17)
 Trial coordinator 12 (13)
 REC/IRB member 11 (11)
 Journal editor 11 (11)
 Funding agency representative 5 (5)
 Regulatory agency member 3 (3)
 Other 7 (7)
Place of employment *
 University 58 (60)
 Hospital 30 (31)
 Government 13 (14)
 Non-profit organization 9 (9)
 For-profit organization 4 (4)
 Self-employed 0 (0)
 Other 5 (5)
Self-perceived level of expertise for survey
 High level 49 (51)
 Mid-high level 33 (34)
 Mid level 8 (8)
 Low-mid level 1 (1)
 Low-level/no expertise 0 (0)
  1. *Some panellists selected more than one relevant category. REC/IRB, research ethics committee/institutional review board.