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Table 3 Tables used to tabulate and code the interviewees' comments (completed tables available on request):

From: Basic Blue Skies Research in the UK: Are we losing out?

Interviewee: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Academic freedom         
Academic freedom & the future         
Demands for goal-oriented research?         
Selecting the innovative thinker         
Qualities of blue skies researcher         
Proportion of funding as curiosity driven         
Providing opportunities         
Short term vs. long term         
Funding across disciplines         
Peer review         
Peer review – restrictions         
Examples of freedom       .   
Examples of discoveries in research         
Changes since 70s         
Expectations of the public         
Expectations of the organisations         
Terminology         ,