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The branch of medicine that involves the care of
infants, children and adolescents
A participant is someone who takes part in a research project. Sometimes participants are referred to as research "subjects".
An organisation set up to represent the views of
patients and families around all issues relating to a condition, from
diagnosis, care and management, and treatment.
Patient information sheet
Researchers must provide a patient information sheet to everyone they invite to take part in a research study, to ensure people can make an informed decision about this. The sheet explains what taking part will involve and should include details about:
patient registry is a centralised database that systematically collects
information about people who are affected by a particular condition or have
specific interactions with a health service.
Patient reported outcome
health outcome directly reported by the patient who experienced it
Peer reviewing is where a research proposal or a report of research is read and commented on by people with similar interests and expertise to those who wrote the proposal or report. Peer reviewers might be members of the public, researchers, or other professionals. Peer review helps to check the quality of a report or research proposal. Members of the public who act as peer reviewers may choose to comment on: