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Glossary

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  • MedTech and In Vitro Diagnostic Co-operatives

    MedTech and In Vitro Diagnostic Co-operatives (MICs) build expertise and capacity in the NHS to develop new medical technologies and provide evidence on commercially-supplied in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests. The MICs replace the NIHR Healthcare Technology Co-operatives (HTCs) and NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operatives (DECs), incorporating and retaining the remits of both.
  • Meta analysis

    Combining data from multiple independent studies. May be undertaken in evidence syntheses.
  • MICs

    MedTech and In Vitro Diagnostic Co-operatives (MICs) build expertise and capacity in the NHS to develop new medical technologies and provide evidence on commercially-supplied in vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests. The MICs replace the NIHR Healthcare Technology Co-operatives (HTCs) and NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operatives (DECs), incorporating and retaining the remits of both.
  • Monitoring

    Maintaining contact with funded projects to ensure they progress satisfactorily and deliver meaningful results.
  • Morbidity

    Illness or harm.
  • MRC

    Medical Research Council, the main UK Government source of funds for biomedical and early stage clinical research. The MRC funds the researcher-led workstream of the EME Programme.
  • Multicentre trial

    A trial conducted at several geographical sites. Trials are sometimes conducted among several collaborating institutions, rather than at a single institution - particularly when large numbers of participants are needed.