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UKCRC Health Research Classification System

4. Detection, screening and diagnosis

Main inclusion criteria

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


Advice on research activities

Includes research where the main aim is to develop diagnostic or prognostic tests for clinical use.

Excludes development of lab techniques and tools for basic research.

Excludes basic research using imaging or detection techniques in the methodology, where the primary aim of the research is not to develop clinical tests.

Official terminology

Full name of code

Short name Unique ID
4 Detection, screening and diagnosis 4 Detection



Related external links

Common Scientific Outline (CSO) – 4 Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Prognosis

Summary of Detection sub-codes