Clinical Research Glossary

data data


Information collected from or about people taking part in a research study

Example of data in a sentence

Researchers use data to answer study questions.

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There are many different types of data including:
personal information like age and date of birth, questionnaires, blood test results, imaging scans and their interpretations, health insurance status and so on.

The types of data collected depend on the study.

Other info to think about when joining a study

Analyzing data is the way research questions are answered. You will usually hear the term “data” when researchers talk about the information they will be collecting about you during the study

You may want to clarify what data the study team will collect from you and how the data will be used for the research. You can also ask how the data will be protected and whether the data could be used for any other future uses.

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