Clinical Research Glossary

validate validate

To confirm that a process or test works as planned, or results are true.

Example of validate in a sentence

In research, to validate something is to make sure that it works as expected.

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Anything used to measure research data should be valid and precise.

Medical tests and surveys are validated through a process to make sure that they are measure what they intend to measure.

Results can also be validated, which means they go through a process to see if the findings are true.

Other info to think about when joining a study

You may hear study teams talking about validating the data and information they collect. This could include checking measurements they take from you and comparing them to expected outcomes to see if the equipment is working correctly.

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