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Randomisation

Randomisation randomly assigns patients to a control group or treatment group in clincial trials. It removed bias from trials, which could make the test unreliable.


Rare disease

The EU defines a condition as 'rare' if it affects less than 1 in 2000 people.


Research Ethics Committee

Groups of professionals and service users who review the ethical considerations of research studies. 


Restricted funding

Funding provided to a charitable organisation with restrictions around its use to a specific project.