Regardless of the specific type of clinical research, all clinical studies follow similar steps for defining the concept, developing the protocol, conducting the study, analyzing study data, and every step in between.
The diagram below defines the steps in a typical clinical research process for a project that seeks NIH funding and provides references and resources related to each step. The sequence of steps may vary depending on the specifics of the study. Select a step to learn more about it.
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