Follow-upA process of periodic contact with participants enrolled in the trial for the purpose of administering the assigned intervention(s), modifying the course of intervention(s), observing the effects of the intervention(s), or for data collection.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)The competent authority for the regulation of food and drugs in the United States of America.
FunderOrganisation providing funding for a study (through agreements, grants or donations to an authorised member of the employing and/ or care organisation). The main funder typically has a key role in scientific quality assurance. In any case, it remains responsible for securing value for money.