Research glossary

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identifiable Information or data which includes identifying information (name, address, position held) of the person to whom the information relates. Information which, though not including a name, includes suffic... read more
identified Information or data which includes identifying information (name, address, position held) of the person to whom the information relates. Information which, though not including a name, includes suffic... read more
IEC An Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) is a committee constituted according to the guidelines set out in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007 and operating under those gui... read more
inconvenience One of three categories of risk in relation to human research.(The others are Discomfort and Harm). A minor negative accompaniment to or effect of research, less serious than discomfort. Examples incl... read more
individually identified data Where the identity of a specific individual can reasonably be ascertained. Examples of identifiers include the individual’s name, image, date of birth or address.
informed consent Participants must give informed consent: voluntary agreement to participate in research by a person or group, based on adequate knowledge and understanding of relevant information about the proposed r... read more
integrity Integrity in research includes a commitment to the search for knowledge and understanding, to the recognised principles of research conduct, to the honest and ethical conduct of research, and to the h... read more

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