Table 1

Participant groups: roles, specialisms, gender and coordinating centre

GroupNoRole/specialismCentreGender
Board members (BM)9Three × clinician/health professional
One  × health economist
One × patient/public representative
Two  × academic
One  × statistician
One  × qualitative methodologist
Two  × CCF
Four  × NETSCC
Three  × TCC
Two men
Seven women
External peer reviewers (R)7Three  × clinician/health professional
One  × health economist
One × PPI representative
One  × academic
One  × qualitative methodologist
Three  × CCF
Two  × NETSCC
Two  × TCC
Three men
Four women
Applicants (A)8Four  × clinician/health professional
One  × clinical psychologist
Two  × academic
One  × biomedical scientist
Two  × CCF
Three  × NETSCC
Three  × TCC
Four men
Four women
NIHR staff (S)6One  × assistant director
One  × senior research/programme manager
One  × research/programme manager
Three  × assistant research/programme manager
Two  × CCF
Three  × NETSCC
One  × TCC
Two men
Four women
  • CCF, Central Commissioning Facility; NETSCC, National Institute for Health Research, Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre; PPI, patient and public involvement; TCC, Trainees’ Coordinating Centre.