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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the ToMMo GMRCs who responded to the questionnaire

From: A training and education program for genome medical research coordinators in the genome cohort study of the Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization

  Survey respondents (n = 94)
Sex n (%)
 Female 90 (95.7)
 Male 3 (3.2)
 No answer 1 (1.1)
Age (years)
  < 29 4 (4.3)
 30–39 26 (27.7)
 40–49 42 (44.7)
 50–59 22 (23.4)
Education
 High school 21 (22.3)
 Vocational school 40 (42.6)
 Junior college 9 (9.6)
 University 17 (18.1)
 Graduate school 5 (5.3)
 Other 2 (2.1)
Medical qualification
 None 47 (49.5)
 Nurse 34 (35.8)
 Clinical laboratory technologist 7 (7.4)
 Medical clerk 4 (4.2)
 Other 2 (2.1)
 No answer 1 (1.1)
Qualified as a ToMMo GMRC in  
 FY 2013 52 (55.3)
 FY 2014 35 (37.2)
 FY 2015 3 (3.2)
 FY 2016 3 (3.2)
 No answer 1 (1.1)
JSHG GMRC certification
 Yes 81 (86.2)
 No 12 (12.8)
 No answer 1 (1.1)
Previous study involvement
 TMM CommCohort 16 (17.0)
 TMM BirThree Cohort 49 (52.1)
 Both 26 (27.7)
 Other 3 (3.2)
Number of ICPs carried out
 0–10 2 (2.1)
 11–50 12 (12.8)
 51–100 6 (6.4)
 101–200 15 (16.0)
 201–400 22 (23.4)
 401–600 21 (22.3)
  > 600 14 (14.9)
 No answer 2 (2.1)
  1. ToMMo GMRC Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization genome medical research coordinator, JSHG GMRC Japanese Society of Human Genetics genome medical research coordinator, TMM Tohoku Medical Megabank Project, ICP informed consent procedure