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Terms of reference

This refers to the scope and limitations of an activity or area of knowledge.


Traumatic injury

A traumatic injury is a sudden and severe injury that needs immediate medical (often surgical) attention.


Trial Management Group (TMG)

This is a group which includes the people involved in the day-to-day running of a trial.

This could include the Chief Investigator and trial manager, but also others such as statisticians and research nurses.


Trial Steering Committee (TSC)

This group supervises the running of the trial.

As well as the immediate trial team, it should also include independent members who aren’t connected to the main organisations and funders of the trial.

This sometimes includes members of PPI groups.