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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample

From: How are progression decisions made following external randomised pilot trials? A qualitative interview study and framework analysis

Roles and affiliations of participants Chief investigator Trial statistician Trial methodologist Trial manager Health economist Senior researcher/trial oversight PPI representative Affiliation to journala Affiliation to funding panelb Affiliation to RDSc
Chief investigator 13 1 1 0 0 2 0 13 9 2
Trial statistician   7 4 0 0 3 0 6 5 4
Trial methodologist    8 0 1 5 0 6 6 5
Trial manager     6 0 2 0 2 0 0
Health economist      1 1 0 1 1 1
Senior researcher/trial oversight       10 0 8 7 3
PPI representative        6 1 2 2
Affiliation to journala         24 16 7
Affiliation to funding panelb          18 8
Affiliation to RDSc           9
  1. Note that Table 1 demonstrates the overlap in participant roles. For example, six trial managers were interviewed, two were senior researchers or provided trial oversight, and two were or were previously affiliated to a journal, e.g. in an editorial or peer reviewer capacity
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  3. aIncludes both current and previous affiliations in editorial or peer reviewer capacity
  4. bIncludes both current and previous affiliations as a formal panel member or peer reviewer of funding applications
  5. cIncludes both current and previous affiliations to an RDS