What is a Clinical Study? - Definition & Explanation


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Why do researchers conduct clinical studies?

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1. Which phase of a drug trial has the smallest group of participants?

2. Which of these is not the responsibility of the IRB?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand the components of clinical studies. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of control groups and the IRB.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Reasons researchers conduct clinical studies
  • Phase of drug trial with the smallest group of participants
  • Responsibilities of the IRB
  • Control group

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - remember what researchers are required to get before volunteers can participate in the study
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about why researchers conduct clinical studies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different phases of clinical studies

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to clinical studies, read through the brief lesson called What is a Clinical Study? - Definition & Explanation. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the importance of clinical studies
  • Understand how clinical studies are carried out
  • Review the role of the institutional review board, experimental group and control group
  • Learn about the different phases of clinical drug trials