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Table 3 Time to get approvals: academic vs. commercial trials

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

Approval time Academic Commercial
n % n %
< 4 weeks 1 12.5 0 0.0
1–6 months 2 25.0 7 63.6
6–12 months 1 12.5 2 18.2
1–2 years 3 37.5 2 18.2
2–3 years 1 12.5 0 0
Total 8 100 11 100