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research

[ri′sərch]
(science and technology)
Scientific investigation aimed at discovering and applying new facts, techniques, and natural laws.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Federal guidelines allow the use of existing data for exempt research (Protection of Human Subjects, 46.101.b.4) provided that the information taken from files is recorded anonymously.
There are six categories of research exempt from IRB review, although many IRBs insist on reviewing exempt research protocols to confirm that they are exempt.
The Federal Circuit majority clearly considered that the "reasonably related" requirement imposes a definite, temporal limitation on the scope of exempt research and development, and characterized the issue as determining the last protected link in a "chain of experimentation:" The Scripps-Merck experiments did not supply information for submission to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but instead identified the best drug candidate to subject to future clinical testing under the FDA processes.