Clinical Research Glossary

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A controlled method of studying health and illness in people.

Example of clinical research in a sentence

Clinical research is a way to find out which treatments are safe and work best.

More Info

Clinical research includes many different types of studies, such as clinical trials, observational studies, and survey studies. Clinical research can be about individuals, populations, or public health.

Other info to think about when joining a study

The term “clinical research” refers to any systematic way of studying health and illness. Clinical research is the way to learn more and find new medicines and treatments.

You may hear this term if a researcher asks you to take part in a clinical research study. For example, your doctor may ask if you want to be involved in research and consent to join a study.

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