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Table 1 Recommendations made by advisory committees and experts

From: The contribution of advisory committees and public involvement to large studies: case study

Recommendation theme Sub-theme IAB1 SG2 LEAP3 SCS-G3 Individual experts Total
1. Scientific   15 21 12 9 45 102
  Design advice 11 14 8 7 33 73
  Suggestion for a study extension 0 4 1 0 3 8
  Recommendation for intervention content 3 1 1 0 4 9
  Conceptual suggestion 0 1 2 2 4 9
  Advice specific to PhDs 1 1 0 0 1 3
2. Pragmatic   6 1 1 0 2 10
  Implementation advice 2 1 0 0 2 5
  Recommendation for language to use 1 0 1 0 0 2
  Advice about dissemination 3 0 0 0 0 3
3. Resources   11 8 0 0 19 38
  Published work to consider 6 1 0 0 3 11
  Unpublished work to consider 3 5 0 0 3 11
  Expert person/group to contact 2 2 0 0 13 17
4. Collaboration Ongoing contact about specific issue 0 0 0 0 4 4
5. Committee Role and composition of committee 5 6 7 0 0 18
Total   37 36 20 9 70 172
  1. 1International Advisory Board. 2Steering Group. 3Lived Experience Advisory Panel. 4Social and Cultural sub-group.