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A manual for users of the CLINFO Prototype Data Management and Analysis System, which is currently operating at selected NIH-sponsored General Clinical Research Centers. CLINFO 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 detailed instructions are provided for the clinical researchers who will be using the system. A realistic example of a CLINFO session is also given. The bulk of the report comprises a reference manual, which contains detailed descriptions of each system feature and function. The CLINFO activities are discussed in alphabetical order to provide easy access to information on specific functions, commands, and features. Illustrative examples are given throughout the manual, and a glossary of CLINFO terms is included. This, the final release, reflects many changes and improvements suggested by system users in earlier evaluations. (See R-1541 for a general overview of the CLINFO system.)

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