Research glossary

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data and safety monitoring board A panel of experts appointed to oversee the progress and outcomes of research, including analysis of adverse events. Almost exclusively used in large clinical (drug and device) trials.
de-identified A term from the previous National Statement which is no longer in use because it was used inconsistently to cover both non-identifiable and re-identifiable data. Its use should be avoided where possib... read more
deception Active deception is most common in behavioural research where knowing what is being studied might lead the participants to act differently and thus invalidate the research. The National Statement defi... read more
discipline A group of similar fields of research. Technically this is the same as research identified by a two digit FOR code.
discomfort One of three categories of risk in relation to human research.(The others are Inconvenience and Harm). Discomfort is the absence or reduction of any physical, mental or social comfort. It is more than... read more
distress psychological suffering, extreme physical pain, or a state of adversity
DRMS Deakin Research Management System
DSMB Data safety and monitoring board - a panel of experts appointed to oversee the progress and outcomes of research, including analysis of adverse events. Almost exclusively used in large clinical (drug ... read more

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20th July 2011