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Table 1 Respondents’ background

From: An investigation into the factors affecting investigator-initiated trial start-up in Ireland

  n %
What type of investigator are you?
 Principal Investigator 10 22.7
 Sub-Investigator 3 6.8
 Research Nurse 18 40.9
 Study Coordinator 4 9.1
 Other 9 20.5
Where do you do your research?
 Hospital 15 35.7
 Clinical Research Centre 25 59.5
 Other 2 4.8
Do you have access to?
 Clinical Research Centre / Facility 36 97.3
 Hospital Research Office 10 27.0
 University Research Office 11 29.7
Number of clinical trials currently involved
 0 5 12.2
 1–3 21 51.2
 4–6 9 22.0
 7–9 4 9.8
 > 10 2 4.9
Number of clinical trials involved in past 5 years
 0 4 9.8
 1–5 16 39.0
 6–10 12 29.3
 11–15 3 7.3
 > 16 6 14.6
Who negotiates/agrees budgets?
 Hospital 3 7.5
 University 19 47.5
 Other 18 45.0
Who negotiates /approves contracts?
 Hospital 14 29.2
 University 19 39.6
 Other 8 37.5