Definitions of Research Activity Codes

Code Group Includes Codes
1 Underpinning Research

Research that underpins investigations into the cause, development, detection, treatment and management of diseases, conditions and ill health

Summary of codes in 1 Underpinning
2 Aetiology

Identification of determinants that are involved in the cause, risk or development of disease, conditions and ill health

Summary of codes in 2 Aetiology
3 Prevention of Disease and Conditions, and Promotion of Well-Being

Research aimed at the primary prevention of disease, conditions or ill health, or promotion of well-being

Summary of codes in 3 Prevention
4 Detection, Screening and Diagnosis

Discovery, development and evaluation of diagnostic, prognostic and predictive markers and technologies

Summary of codes in 4 Detection & Diagnosis
5 Development of Treatments and Therapeutic Interventions

Discovery and development of therapeutic interventions and testing in model systems and preclinical settings

Summary of codes in 5 Treatment Development
6 Evaluation of Treatments and Therapeutic Interventions

Testing and evaluation of therapeutic interventions in clinical, community or applied settings

Summary of codes in 6 Treatment Evaluation
7 Management of Diseases and Conditions

Research into individual care needs and management of disease, conditions or ill health

Summary of codes in 7 Disease Management
8 Health and Social Care Services Research

Research into the provision and delivery of health and social care services, health policy and studies of research design, measurements and methodologies

Summary of codes in 8 Health Services