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Table 1 Participant and employment role-related characteristics

From: Use of external evidence for design and Bayesian analysis of clinical trials: a qualitative study of trialists’ views

ID Job role Role description Years in career Types of trials Highest educational qualification
Senior stat, P1 Trial statistician Conducting analysis of trials in practice 3.5 RCTs, feasibility studies, primary and secondary care MSc Statistics
Senior stat, P2 Senior statistician Lead trial statistician and writing grant applications 6 RCTs, observational studies, surgery MSc Statistics
Ch inv, P3 Medical professor Responsible for people planning/conducting the analysis of a clinical trial and lead of NIHR funded trials > 10 RCTs, FIH, translational studies PhD, Clinical
Methods lead, P4 Principle statistician Responsible for people planning/conducting the analysis of a clinical trial and lead of NIHR funded trials > 10 RCTs, feasibility studies PhD, Statistics
Ch inv, P5 Medical professor Responsible for people planning/conducting the analysis of a clinical trial and lead of NIHR funded trials > 10 RCTs, FIH, translational studies MD, Clinical
Clin stud, P6 Clinical PhD student Conducting analysis of trials in practice 5 RCTs PhD, Clinical
Trial stat, P7 Trial statistician Conducting analysis of trials in practice 5 RCTs, feasibility studies MSc Statistics
Trial stat, P8 Trial statistician Planning and conducting the analysis of a clinical trial 3.5 RCTs, feasibility studies PhD, Statistics
Trial stat, P9 Trial statistician Conducting analysis of trials in practice 3.5 RCTs, feasibility studies, primary and secondary care MSc Statistics
Methods lead, P10 Principle statistician Responsible for people planning/conducting the analysis of a clinical trial > 10 RCTs, feasibility studies MSc Statistics
Senior stat, P11 Senior statistician Planning and conducting the analysis of a clinical trial 7 RCTs, feasibility studies MSc Statistics
Senior stat, P12 Senior statistician Conducting analysis of trials in practice 4 RCTs, feasibility studies MSc Statistics
Senior stat, P13 NIHR Research Fellow Conducting analysis of trials in practice 0.5 RCTs, feasibility studies, surgery MSc Statistics
Senior stat, P14 Senior statistician Planning and conducting the analysis of a clinical trial and writing grant applications 6.5 RCTs, feasibility studies, observational data/cohorts MSc Statistics
Methods lead, P15 Principle statistician Planning and conducting the analysis of a clinical trial and writing grant applications 5 RCTs, observational data/cohorts MSc Statistics
Senior stat, P16 Senior statistician, PhD student Conducting analysis of trials in practice 5 RCTs, feasibility studies MSc Statistics
  1. RCTs randomised controlled trials; MSc Master of Science; NIHR National Institute for Health Research; FIH First in human; PhD Doctor of Philosophy; MD Doctor of Medicine