“Clinical research is research conducted with human subjects, or material of human origin, in which the researcher directly interacts with human subjects”.1

Umbrella
What may the Clinical Research Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Clinical Research
  • Health Research
  • Healthcare/Health Care Research
  • Medical Research

Definition

What is clinical research?

DotS the definition of clinical research may vary. The (United States) National Human Genome Research Institute’s (NHGRI) definition is:

“Clinical research is research conducted with human subjects, or material of human origin, in which the researcher directly interacts with human subjects. Clinical research helps doctors and researchers to find new and better ways to understand, detect, control, and treat illness”.2

Study

What is a clinical research study?

DotS the definition of clinical research study may vary. In Clinical Research FAQ: What Is Clinical Research? the NHGRI’s definition is

Clinical Research“A clinical research study is a way to find answers to difficult scientific or health questions. For example, the study might explore the best ways to treat people with colon cancer. By studying cancer cells from patients, researchers may be able to determine the specific genetic mutations (changes in gene sequence) that caused the normal, healthy cells to become cancerous, and may help doctors decide on the best drugs to prescribe or surgeries to perform”.3

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

What is the mission of the (United States) Agency for Healthcare Research (AHRQ)?

Your country may have an organization similar to the AHRQ. In About AHRQ: AHRQ Profile the AHRQ explain:

“The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used”.4

Cochrane Reviews

What are Cochrane Reviews?

In About Us Cochrane explain:

“Cochrane is for anyone interested in using high-quality information to make health decisions. Whether you are a doctor or nurse, patient or carer, researcher or funder, Cochrane evidence provides a powerful tool to enhance your healthcare knowledge and decision making”.5

Health Topics A-Z

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Links

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Sources

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Sources

  1. Clinical Research FAQ: What Is Clinical Research? Last Updated: 11 August 2017 National Human Genome Research Institute https://www.genome.gov/FAQ/Clinical-Research Accessed: 05 May 2020
  2. Clinical Research FAQ: What Is Clinical Research? Last Updated: 11 August 2017 National Human Genome Research Institute https://www.genome.gov/FAQ/Clinical-Research Accessed: 05 May 2020
  3. Clinical Research FAQ: What Is Clinical Research? Last Updated: 11 August 2017 National Human Genome Research Institute https://www.genome.gov/FAQ/Clinical-Research Accessed: 05 May 2020
  4. About AHRQ: AHRQ Profile. Page Last Reviewed November 2017. Page Originally Created July 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality https://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/about/index.html Accessed: 05 May 2020
  5. About Us. Cochrane https://www.cochrane.org/about-us Accessed: 05 May 2020
Topic Last Updated: 05 May 2020 – Topic Last Reviewed: 05 May 2020
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