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Table 2 Participant awareness of core outcome sets (COS) for participants familiar with COS (n = 40, 64.5%)

From: A survey of knowledge, perceptions and use of core outcome sets among clinical trialists

  N (%)
Yes No
Have used a COS 21 (52.5) 19 (47.5)
Have developed a COS 10 (25) 20 (75)
Have seen a COS reported in a trial 24 (60) 16 (40)
Have seen a COS reported/discussed in another type of research (e.g. evidence synthesis) 25 (62.5) 15 (37.5)
Participated in the development of a COS as a participant/stakeholder 11 (27.5) 27 (72.5)
Received education on COS as part of an academic course 6 (15) 34 (85)
Attended training on COSs (external to academic coursework) 4 (10) 36 (90)
Attended a conference presentation/seminar/talk on COS 15 (37.5) 23 (62.5)
Informed about COS by colleague 8 (20) 32 (80)
Funded a COS* 1 (2.5%) 39 (97.5)
Applied to develop a COS* 1 (2.5%) 39 (97.5)
  1. Note: * = self-reported by participants