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Table 2 Information about the most recently completed trial

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

  n %
Phase of the trial
 Phase 2 4 21.1
 Phase 3 10 52.6
 Phase 4 2 10.5
 No answer 3 15.8
Type of trial
 Academic 8 42.1
 Commercial 11 57.9
Was it?
 Multi-centre 16 88.9
 Multinational 15 78.9
Total time taken for study start-up
 < 4 weeks 1 5.3
 1–6 months 9 47.4
 6–12 months 3 15.8
 1–2 years 5 26.3
 2–3 years 1 5.3
Time taken for site selection
 < 4 weeks 2 13.3
 1–6 months 8 53.3
 6–12 months 2 13.3
 1–2 years 1 6.7
 2–3 years 2 13.3
Time taken for ethical approval
 < 4 weeks 1 5.6
 1–6 months 14 77.8
 6–12 months 2 11.1
 1–2 years 1 5.6
Did the study complete on time?
 No 6 40.0
 Yes 9 60.0
Did the study complete on budget?
 No 1 6.7
 Yes 14 93.3