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epoch

In clinical trials, the interval of time in the planned conduct of a study—the term epoch is intended to replace period, cycle, phase, stage and other temporal terms. An epoch is associated with a purpose (e.g., screening, randomisation, treatment, follow-up), and applies across all arms of the study.

epoch

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A measurable amount of time; e.g., the length of time used in standardized sleep studies (usually 30 sec to 1 min), or the duration of a particular geological or biological event, as indicated in earth sciences.
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I cast about for some such notion as this to apply to our little world, so as to inaugurate a third commercial epoch.
All this has been changed in our day; and we must even take our epoch as we find it.
It seems logical to characterize four major epochs in western forest management: two in the past, one still in operation but phasing out, and one in the future but beginning to be seen in many places.
If this new epoch blends the best features of the past epochs, avoids the worst practices, and meets the needs of a growing and increasingly demanding public, what will it look like on the land?
This course change will undoubtedly occur at such magnitude that it merits discussion as a new forestry epoch.
Nasdaq: ASPX) provider of high-performance, high-reliability network data servers, and Epoch Inc.
The collaboration of Auspex and Epoch offers very high reliability, simplicity, and automation, along with the ability to efficiently manage a distributed data environment.
Epoch and Auspex are cofounders of DMIG, which currently hosts 45 members.
In her new position, Talbot will become a key member of the EPOCH management team with responsibility for building direct sales and business partnerships on a national and global basis.
At EPOCH our business is based on helping companies meet their requirements for recruiting senior executives, so obviously the quality of our own management hires is vitally important," said EPOCH Founder and President Linda Stewart.
Talbot joins EPOCH from inside sales management at Eons, Inc.