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The CDISC Glossary version 9.0 defines terms, including acronyms, abbreviations, and initials, commonly used in clinical research. Note:  The CDISC Glossary is NOT comprehensive for all words bearing on human health, medicine, or laboratory methods.

The Glossary includes references and links to other glossaries, such as regulatory dictionaries and health-related controlled terminologies useful in conducting clinical research, including the CDISC Terminology Project. Glossary terms are organized alphabetically, by first word, according to the opinion of the Glossary Project Team concerning most common usage in clinical research. For example, “source document verification” would appear under “source,” not “verification.” The Glossary follows the practice of preceding certain terms with the letter “e” to denote that they pertain to electronic or Web implementation.

CDISC Clinical Research Glossary v9

September 22, 2016