Clinical Research Glossary

inclusion criteria inclusion criteria


A list of requirements a person must meet to take part in a study.

Example of inclusion criteria in a sentence

If someone wants to join a study, they must meet all the inclusion criteria.

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For example, if a study is for adults only, a person can only consider joining if they are 18 years of age or older.

Other info to think about when joining a study

You may hear the term “inclusion criteria” when researchers talk about who can join a study.

There may be reasons why a person cannot be included in a research study.

Before you join a study, the study team will ask you some questions and possibly do some medical tests. This is for your safety and for scientific reasons to confirm that you meet the requirements of the study.

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