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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study participants

From: Individual versus general structured feedback to improve agreement in grant peer review: a randomized controlled trial

Baseline characteristics General feedback group (n = 22) Individual feedback group (n = 19) Total
(n = 41)
Age, years 58 ± 11,4 49 ± 9,4 54 ± 11,4
Women, count (%) 14 (64%) 9 (47%) 23 (56%)
Years of experience as reviewer for the foundation, median (inter quartile range) 1 (1,0 to 4,0) 1 (0,5 to 4,0) 1 (1,0 to 4,0)
Number of proposals submitted, count 1197
Average number of reviews per reviewer 74,0 ± 5,49 75,5 ± 5,11 74,7 ± 5,30
Number of proposals included in baseline analyses, count 511 409 920
Average number of reviews per reviewer included in analyses of the paired reviews 54,6 ± 7,17 45,7 ± 12,20 50,5 ± 10,70
Total number of paired reviews, count 715 545 1260
Average proposal score (1–10) 6,3 ± 1,93 5,7 ± 2,14 6,1 ± 2,05
Absolute differencesa, count (%) 601 (84%) 434 (80%) 1035 (82%)
Average absolute difference 2,0 ± 1,54 2,2 ± 1,59 2,1 ± 1,56
  1. Values are mean ± SD unless otherwise stated. aProposals where both reviewers in the paired review considered the proposal to be eligible and a score difference could be calculated