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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They acknowledge the importance of pattern recognition in cytopathology, and show how different cell populations and background material seen in a specimen may form a pattern that leads to a specific diagnosis.
Additional background material, text of the original documents, quizzes, fun facts about American government and society, an index, and more round out this "must-read" for anyone aspiring to American citizenship--or interesting in learning more about this proud nation.
From students who believe they don't have enough background material to write about their lives to those who don't like revealing themselves on paper, this memoir unit shows how to approach all kinds of students with strategies that work.
This background material is distilled into a Category Sustainability Profile, or list of sustainability hotspots and potential improvement opportunities for a particular product type.
Upon this scanty reference and with a wealth of background material from the fur trade records, Wishart has been able to reconstruct the life of his ancestor, including her time at York Factory, Fort Edmonton, and the West Coast.
It also provides useful historical and religious background material, enabling visitors to travel with awareness and sensitivity.
Gwynfor Lloyd Griffiths, originally from Penygroes, Gwynedd used to worK as a detective in the Rhyl area and has tapped into his own cases as bacKground material for his novel Llofrudd yn y Pentre Bach (A Murderer in the Village).
Lashley provides background material needed to appreciate and understand the major radio sources within reach of modest observing equipment.
There is also background material on fundamentals of geotechnical engineering for those without a civil engineering background.
Mohamed Elzubeir, head of Mediastow, said the move was aimed at enabling editors to research background material generated in the Middle East on topics or companies for their articles.
"I was apprehensive when I first started looking at the background material," admits the 28-year-old, who played Cathy in ITV's steamy adaptation of Emily Bronte's bodice ripper.
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