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Glossary of Lay Terms 

This is not an exhaustive list of medical terminology; however, the purpose of this glossary is to help the writers of consent forms explain medical terminology to the lay person in research studies.

Clinical Trials

Ethical Principles and Codes

Federal Regulations for Institutional Review Boards and Investigators

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH)

Last Published: Dec 8, 2016