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Table 2 Characteristics of survey respondents

From: Criteria for site selection in industry-sponsored clinical trials: a survey among decision-makers in biopharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations

CharacteristicsAll respondents (n = 83)Respondents from biopharmaceutical companies (n = 43)Respondents from clinical research organizations (n = 40)
Type of companya (frequency counts %)
 Large biopharmaceutical company41 (50)41 (95)
 Small/medium-sized biopharmaceutical company2 (2)2 (5)
 Large CRO16 (19)16 (40)
 Small/medium-sized CRO24 (29)24 (60)
Position (frequency counts %)
 Clinical operations responsible48 (58)35 (81)13 (33)
 Study manager13 (16)5 (12)8 (20)
 Monitor22 (26)3 (7)19 (47)
Experience (frequency counts %)
 < 2 years5 (6)1 (2)4 (10)
 2–5 years11 (13)4 (9)7 (17)
 > 5 years67 (81)38 (89)29 (73)
  1. a Company size was defined in accordance with the definition by the European Commission: Small/medium-sized = employees < 250 and turnover < 50 million € globally (http://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/business-friendly-environment/sme-definition_da)