The maintenance and assurance of the accuracy and consistency of data over its entire life cycle.
All personal information is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act (1998). This means that researchers have to put in all the necessary safeguards to protect the confidentiality of the information they collect about research participants. They should explain the patient information sheet:
Data Protection Act
Characterised by progressive deterioration and loss of function in the organs or tissues
A particular sector of the population.
A disorder of structure of function in an
Dissemination involves communicating the findings of a research project to a wide range of people who might find it useful. This can be done through:
It is important to feed back the findings of research to research participants.
A chemical substance which makes up the genes, and which contains the information needed for the body to work.