Blinding (within a clinical trial / research study)
Blinding means that the patient (and sometimes the person treating the patient, if it’s a ‘double-blind trial’) doesn’t know which treatment they are getting in a trial.
Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), together with local universities, runs 20 Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) in the UK. These bring together academics and clinicians.
They work together to translate lab-based scientific breakthroughs into possible new treatments, diagnostics and medical technologies.
The Oxford BRC is run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford.