Clinical Research Glossary

periodically periodically

At regular or expected times.

Example of periodically in a sentence

The study staff checks in with participants periodically to see how they are feeling.

More Info

When something happens periodically, it usually means that it happens on a schedule and is expected.

Other info to think about when joining a study

The word “periodically” could be used to describe how the study is monitored or how often some sort of event could happen.

If something in the study materials is described as “periodically,” you may want to ask the study team what that timing will mean for you as a participant in the study.

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