Writing the Protocol

  • Christopher J. Bulpitt
Part of the Developments in Biostatistics and Epidemiology book series (DBEP, volume 1)


The protocol, or as Bearman preferred, the manual of operations [153], may have to serve many functions: raising monies from a funding agency; obtaining the approval of an ethical committee; recruiting participants; providing a detailed and specific list of instructions on how to perform the trial; and lastly supplying a permanent record of what was intended in the trial. The same document may serve all these functions, and in addition a section on finances may be included when the document is used as a grant application.


Funding Agency Advisory Board Financial Consideration Grant Application Computer Facility 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher J. Bulpitt
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  1. 1.Department of Medical Statistics and EpidemiologyLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.Royal Postgraduate Medical SchoolLondonUK
  3. 3.Hammersmith HospitalLondonUK

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