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UKCRC Health Research Classification System

2.4 Surveillance and distribution

Main inclusion criteria

Observational studies, surveys, registries, and studies that track incidence, prevalence, morbidity, co-morbidity and mortality including ongoing monitoring of large scale cohorts


Advice on research activities

This code is used for observational studies that are descriptive and do not involve characterising the mechanism or establishing the cause of these observations. These are typically population level studies and should only include studies on humans.

Includes studies of large cohorts – but not every study which utilises data from a cohort will fall into this code.

Official terminology

Full name of code

Short name Unique ID
2.4 Surveillance and distribution 2.4 Surveillance



Related external links

Common Scientific Outline (CSO) – 6.2 Surveillance