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Table 2 Characteristics of clinical trial experts

From: Clinical trialist perspectives on the ethics of adaptive clinical trials: a mixed-methods analysis

Characteristic Academic biostatisticians Consultant biostatisticians Academic clinicians Other stakeholders
Mean age 47 45 49 52
Female, 21/53 (39.6%) 3 (60) 1 (17) 5 (23) 12 (60)
Highest degree, 53     
MD or equivalent 0 2 (33) 20 (91) 7 (35)
PhD 5 (100) 4 (67) 4 (18) 12 (60)
Primary work location, 52     
University/University hospital 5 (100) 1 (17) 21 (96) 3 (15)
Community hospital 0 0 0 0
Government (NIH or FDA) 0 0 0 15 (75)
Consulting firm   4 (67) 1 (5)  
Other 0 0 0 2 (10)