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Table 1 Characteristics of investigators and their hosting institutions

From: Map of biomedical research in Cameroon; a documentary review of approved protocols from 1997 to 2012

Parameters Tally Frequency (%)
Sex
 Male 1223 56.6
 Female 860 39.8
 Unknown 89 4.10
Country of origin
 Cameroon 1842 87.8
 Other 330 15.2
Professional background
 Specialist in Medicine 360 52.3
 Pharmacist 13 1.9
 Biologist 118 17.2
 Public health 90 13.1
 Others 107 15.6
Institution of investigator
 University 1664 77.1
 Hospital 106 4.9
 Pharmaceutical company 13 0.6
 NGO 255 11.9
 Others 96 4.5
Professional grade
 PhD 644 31.6
 Masters 232 11.4
 Undergraduate 108 5.3
 Physician 1056 51.8