19201 - What is Clinical research And what do we do it...

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What is Clinical research And what do we do it? Ronald E. LaPorte, Ph.D.
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MRC definition of clinical research The MRC defines clinical research as research  based primarily on patients or ex-patients and  designed to answer a question about disease  (aetiology, concomitants, diagnosis, prevention,  outcome or treatment). In addition to direct  clinical examination, it includes the study of  blood, biopsy material or post-mortem tissue  deriving from the individuals concerned and of  normal subjects where such study relates to a  disease process being investigated. The  definition includes clinical trials, and of course  much other work on the clinical characterisation 
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Broadly defined, clinical research involves the participation of human subjects in various aspects of research. It is the linchpin of the Nation's biomedical research enterprise. Clinical research ultimately establishes the safety, effectiveness and availability of new diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic approaches.
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