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Table 3 Research funder (N = 10) roles in relation to the implementation of clinical research results

From: Research funders’ roles and perceived responsibilities in relation to the implementation of clinical research results: a multiple case study of Swedish research funders

Research fundera roles Definition of funder roles National public (N = 3) National private (N = 3) Local public (N = 4) Total funding levelsb
1. Advocacy work Aims to create awareness and increase knowledge among decision-makers at different levels through different means about feasibility and costs of implementation of clinical research results 1 funderc 3 funders   4 funders
2. Monitoring implementation outcomes Follows-up, evaluates, and reports the results of implementation of clinical research results regarding outcomes and costs   2 funders 1 funder 3 funders
3. Dissemination of knowledge Through different means spread information about clinical research results   3 funders   3 funders
4. Work actively towards implementation Is engaged and takes responsibility during the whole research process from research start to receiving of output and is prepared to adjust the plans during the process   1 funder   1 funder
5. Create conditions for implementation through legislation in implementation related issues Enables for the healthcare professionals to get access to the state of the art knowledge by establishing organizations that can produce guidelines 1 funder    1 funder
6. Stimulate collaboration between researchers and industry Organizes research projects which demand involvement of private companies that are going to use the output of the project 1 funder    1 funder
7. Educate healthcare personnel and parents to patients Organizes education of healthcare personnel and parents to children suffering from cancer   1 funder   1 funder
8. Create structures for organized introduction Redesigns health care providing organizations so that they are capable of integrating new clinical research results in healthcare practice    1 funder 1 funder
Total funder rolesd   3 roles 5 roles 2 roles  
  1. aMultiple roles per funder allowed
  2. bSummarizes the amount of funders supporting each role horizontally across funding levels. NB: the sum of these totals is higher than 10, due to multiple answers allowed per funder
  3. cIndicates the amount of funders supporting each role
  4. dSummarizes the amount of roles vertically for funders within each funding level