The glossary explains some important terms used in clinical research and clinical trials. In addition to our own knowledge and expertise, the following sources were used to define the terms:
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A primary endpoint describes the principal indicator measured or determined to assess the primary objective of a clinical investigation.
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A secondary enpoint describes the indicator measured or determined in addition to the primary end-point to assess some other objective of a clinical investigation.
The ethics committee is described by an independent and properly constituted competent body whose responsibility is to ensure that the safety, wellbeing and human rights of the subjects participating in a clinical investigation are protected.
An exclusion criteria is a characteristics of an individual which disqualify them from taking part in a clinical investigation.
See also inclusion criteria.