background material

background material

Information pertinent to understanding a clinical trial protocol.

Examples
Investigator brochure; literature review with references; history of similar agents used in current practice or in other trials; rationale; other documentation that places a study in context or presents critical features.
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The study and background material will be used to apply for a Waterways Grant to help fund repairs.
After a short introduction and some background material, the authors take the reader through chapters that differentiate learning by interest, readiness, learning profile, content, process and product.
The idea was that these essays would inform the work of National Church Council, assist the conference of bishops in their deliberations, serve as background material for national convention delegates and form the basis for conference and/or congregational study this winter and spring.
Science writers' guides to individual spacecraft provide extensive background material and contact information.
Rather than explain the images, Davis offered imagistic, psychological background material.
More fascinating even than Richard Plantagenet's rise and fall is the meticulously researched background material, which pictures life among the European royals in the late 15th and early 16th centuries.
As background material, the article offers some remarkable statistics:
The NIST dipole moment measurement technique overcomes the large uncertainties of other measurement techniques which were based on threshold currents of laser diodes, had large background material absorption, or had difficulty estimating coupling efficiency into and out of the QD region.
While the incidence, causes and cultural meanings of prostitution remain quite fascinating, Bentley relegates them to background material to examine changing models of prevention and reform.
They will serve as good background material for you to stand on when applying to various pharmaceutical companies.
Most, in fact, will use this as background material.
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