Clinical Research Glossary

monitor monitor


To observe, check, or evaluate something in a study over time.

Example of monitor in a sentence

In ongoing studies, researchers have a responsibility to monitor the study participants.

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Participants might have their health and safety monitored depending on what type of study they are in.

Data can be monitored as well to make sure they are being collected and stored correctly.

Other info to think about when joining a study

The word “monitor” is often used to describe the steps and processes that will be followed to make sure participant safety is being protected and the study is being conducted properly.

You can always ask the study team about how your safety and well-being will be monitored and how the study team will monitor the overall study.

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