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Table 2 The impact of prior review experience on training outcomes: a comparison

From: An evaluation of a data linkage training workshop for research ethics committees

   Ever reviewed a data linkage application
   No Yes p value*
Median (IQR) Median (IQR) (Between group comparison)
1. Your understanding of the data linkage process Pre 2 (1–2) 3 (2–4) 0.001
Post 4 (4–5) 4 (4–5) 0.761
5. Your awareness of the benefits of data linkage Pre 3 (2–4) 4 (3–5) 0.012
Post 4 (4–5) 4 (4–5) 0.965
6. Your knowledge of strategies to minimise and manage risks associated with data linkage Pre 2 (1–3) 3 (2–4) 0.046
Post 4 (4–5) 4 (4–5) 0.883
7. Your understanding of the legal framework applicable to data linkage Pre 2 (1–3) 2 (2–3) 0.090
Post 4 (3–4) 4 (3–4) 0.119
8. Your ability to consider a waiver of consent for data linkage projects Pre 2 (1–3) 3 (2–4) 0.007
Post 4 (4–4) 4 (4–5) 0.177
  1. *between group comparison (those who had previously reviewed a data linkage application vs those who had not) using Mann Whitney U test.