Table 2

Responses to the question ‘In the past 12 months, to your knowledge, how often has your department recommended to the lead author the removal of a coauthor from a manuscript or abstract that was in development?’

NeverOnceMore than onceOtherDo not know
Industry (n=144)44% (64)10% (15)22% (32)2% (3)21% (30)
Agency (n=238)24% (58)11% (26)35% (84)3% (6)27% (64)
CRO (n=15)27% (4)33% (5)7% (1)7% (1)27% (4)
Freelance (n=34)74% (25)9% (3)15% (5)3% (1)0
  • CRO, contract research organisation.