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Table 2 Initial characteristics of the 142 protocols

From: Impact of funding on biomedical research: a retrospective cohort study

   n %
Field of investigation: Epidemiology 27 19
  Diagnostic acts 23 16
  Laboratory-based 17 12
  Physiology 14 10
  Drug evaluation 12 8
  Genetics 11 8
  Psychology-sociology 6 4
  Radiotherapy 5 4
  Economic evaluations 3 2
  Sport medicine 2 1
  Surgical strategies 2 1
  Quality of care 2 1
  Others 13 9
Investigator status: Hospital consultant 65 46
  Professor/hospital consultant 54 38
  Reader/hospital consultant 12 8
  Other 6 4
Study design Descriptive 45 32
  Experimental 35 25
  Analytical 27 19
  Not clinical 28 20
  Not available 2 1
Intervention requiring ethics committee approval Yes 59 42
  No 75 53
  Not available 3 2
Place of research Hospital 88 62
  Laboratory 19 13
  Multiple 25 18
  Other places 5 4
Centres Single centre 70 51
  Multicentric-national 58 42
  Multicentric-international 7 5
  Not available 2 1
Overall Total 137 96
  Missing files 5 4
  Total 142 100