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Table 2 Role and status of service users at each trial management level

From: Involving service users in trials: developing a standard operating procedure

Level of management Service user role Service user involvement
Trial Steering Committee (TSC) Contribute to corporate decision-making about design, conduct and reporting WILL involve two service users
Data Monitoring and Ethics Committee (DMEC) Contribute to corporate decision-making about safety, benefit and recruitment SHOULD involve two service users but not mandatory as DMEC reports to TSC
Trial Development Group (TDG) Contribute to corporate decision-making about all aspects of proposed trial WILL involve two service users
Trial Management Group (TMG) Contribute to corporate decision-making about all aspects of funded trial WILL involve two service users
Trial Research Team (TRT) Collaborate in generic teamwork across trial SHOULD involve two service users
Ad hoc operational meetings Collaborate in task-oriented team work across trial SHOULD involve two service users when feasible
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