database lock


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database lock

A clinical trial term of art for an action taken to prevent further changes to the trial database. A database is locked after review, query resolution and determination that it is ready for analysis.
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The company is preparing the database lock and subsequent unblinding of data.
The clinical data and patient diaries are currently in the process of being validated and top-line results are expected to be announced in the July/August time frame, subject to successful database lock and results validation.
Over the next several weeks, BDSI will be completing the administrative activities that will lead to a database lock followed by statistical analysis and the availability of top line results, continued Dr Finn.
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