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Table 3 Characteristics of interview participants

From: ‘We all want to succeed, but we’ve also got to be realistic about what is happening’: an ethnographic study of relationships in trial oversight and their impact

Participant ID Role Relationship to trial Gender Trial number Trial subject area
01 TSC Chair (clinician) Independent M 1, 2 Oncology
02 Senior trial project lead TMG M 1, 5 Oncology
03 TSC coordinator P1 TMG M 1, 2 Oncology
04 TSC coordinator P2 TSC administrator F 1, 2 Oncology
05 Sponsor representative TMG F 1, 2 Oncology
06 Sponsor representative Observer at TSC meeting M 1, 2 Oncology
07 Trial manager TMG F 1 Oncology
08 CI TMG F 2 Oncology
09 Trial manager TMG F 2 Oncology
10 Trial manager TMG M 3 Arthritis
11 Senior statistician TMG M 3 Arthritis
12 Senior trial manager TMG F 3 Arthritis
13 Statistician TMG M 3 Arthritis
14A Co-CIa TMG M 3 Arthritis
15 TSC Chair (clinician) Independent M 3 Arthritis
16 Trial manager TMG F 4 Frailty
17 TSC Chair (methodologist) Independent M 4 Frailty
18 CI TMG M 4 Frailty
19 TMG Chair TMG F 4 Frailty
20 TMG member TMG F 4 Frailty
21 Trial manager TMG F 5 Oncology
22 Statistician TMG F 5 Oncology
23 CI TMG M 5 Oncology
24 TSC member Independent M 5 Oncology
25 TSC member Independent M 5 Oncology
26 Trial manager TMG F 6 Urology
27 Trial manager TMG F 6 Urology
28 Statistician TMG M 6 Urology
29 CI TMG M 6 Urology
30 TSC Chair (clinician) Independent M 6 Urology
31 TSC member Independent M 6 Urology
32 TMG member TMG M 6 Urology
33 Trial manager TMG F 7 Psychology
34 CI TMG F 7 Psychology
35 PPI Representative TMG M 7 Psychology
36 TSC Chair (clinician) Independent F 7 Psychology
37 TSC member (statistician) Independent M 7 Psychology
38 TSC member Independent M 7 Psychology
39 CTU Director TMG F 7 Psychology
40 Senior trial manager TMG F 7 Psychology
41 Trial manager TMG F 8 Oncology
42 TSC Chair (clinician) Independent M 8 Oncology
43A PPI representative Independent F 8 Oncology
43B PPI representative Independent M 8 Oncology
44 Senior statistician TMG M 8 Oncology
45 Sponsor representative Independent M 8 Oncology
46 CI of another trial/member of TSCs n/a M n/a n/a
47 Funder representative n/a M n/a n/a
48 Sponsor representative n/a M n/a n/a
49 Funder representative n/a F n/a n/a
50 Senior statistician n/a F n/a n/a
51 Funder representative n/a F n/a n/a
  1. aNote: the Co-CI from trial 3 (14B, male) was not interviewed, but was recorded during a meeting (Table 4)
  2. CI Chief Investigator, TMG Trial Management Group, TSC Trial Steering Committee