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Table 4 Who is responsible for implementation of clinical research results and do these actors take responsibility?

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

Actors identified and perceived responsibility takinga National public (N = 3) National private (N = 3) Local public (N = 4) Total funding levelsb
1. County Councils 1 funderc
Somewhatd (1 funder)
1 funder
No (1 funder)
1 funder
Somewhat (1 funder)
3 funders
Somewhat (2 funders), No (1 funder)
2. Head of hospital units   1 funder
Yes (1 funder)
2 funders
Yes (1 funder), Somewhat (1 funder)
3 funders
Yes (2 funders), Somewhat (1 funder)
3. Healthcare system 1 funder
Somewhat (1 funder)
   1 funder
Somewhat (1 funder)
4. Medical practitioners together with County Councils 1 funder
Somewhat (1 funder)
   1 funder
Somewhat (1 funder)
5. Research funders together with the researcher   1 funder
Yes (1 funder)
  1 funder
Yes (1 funder)
6. Hospital leadership    1 funder
Yes (1 funder)
1 funder
Yes (1 funder)
Total funderse 3 actors
Somewhat (3 funders)
3 actors
Yes (2 funders), No (1 funder)
3 actors
Somewhat (2 funders), Yes (2 funders)
10 funders
Somewhat (5 funders), No (1 funder), Yes (4 funders)
  1. aOne answer per funder allowed
  2. bSummarizes the total amount of funders suggesting each responsible actor across funding levels (N = 10) and the responsibility alternatives across funding levels where the possible alternatives are “Yes,” “To a certain degree,” and “No.” The amount of funders, regarding each responsibility alternative, is given in brackets
  3. cThe amount of funders within funding levels suggesting each responsible actor is indicated, followed by views on responsibility taking and the amount of funders indicating each view, which is given in brackets
  4. dSomewhat stands for “To a certain degree”
  5. eSummarizes the amount of identified actors by funders and responsibility alternatives vertically for funders within each funding level. The amount of funders, regarding each responsibility alternative, is given in brackets