An Introduction to the CLINFO Prototype Data Management and Analysis System

by Gabriel F. Groner, Marsha Hopwood, Norman A. Palley, W. L. Sibley


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A description of the final version of the CLINFO Prototype Data Management and Analysis System for the management and analysis of clinical research data. CLINFO, which is currently operating at selected NIH-sponsored General Clinical Research Centers, is an interactive computing system for the storage, retrieval, and analysis of data pertaining to medical research on human subjects. The operation of the CLINFO system is broadly summarized and instructions are provided for the clinical researchers who will be using the system. A realistic example of a CLINFO session is also given. This version reflects many changes and improvements suggested by users of the system in earlier evaluations. A detailed CLINFO reference manual is published as R-1543-3.

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