Definitions of Research Activity Codes

Code Group Includes
6 Evaluation of Treatments and Therapeutic Interventions

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

Codesort icon Includes
6.1 Pharmaceuticals

Clinical application and evaluation of pharmaceutical small molecules, therapeutic vaccines, antibodies and hormones in humans including

  • small scale settings and pilot studies
  • phase I, II, III and IV trials
  • assessing sensitivity, efficacy, specificity, relapse, survival, therapeutic value, pharmacokinetics, reproducibility and safety
  • studies monitoring response, outcome, drug resistance and side effects
6.2 Cellular and gene therapies

Clinical application and evaluation of cellular, tissue and gene therapies in humans including

  • small scale and pilot studies
  • phase I, II, III and IV trials
  • gene therapy, stem cell therapy, in vitro fertilisation, tissue engineering
  • evaluation of applied delivery systems
6.3 Medical devices

Application and evaluation of medical devices in humans in a clinical, community or applied setting including

  • implantable devices, mobility aids, dressings, medical equipment and prostheses
  • validation of design and post market surveillance
6.4 Surgery

Clinical and applied application and evaluation of surgical, obstetric and dental interventions in humans including

  • small scale and pilot studies
  • phase I, II, III and IV trials
  • procedures including organ and bone marrow transplantation, tissue grafts and transfusions
  • monitoring outcomes, side effects and rejection
6.5 Radiotherapy

Clinical application and evaluation of interventions in humans including

  • small scale and pilot studies
  • phase I, II, III and IV trials
  • radiotherapy, radioimmunotherapy and radiosensitisers, microwaves, ultrasound, laser and phototherapy
  • monitoring side effects
6.6 Psychological and behavioural

Application and evaluation of psychological and behavioural interventions in humans in clinical, community and applied settings

  • phase I, II, III and IV trials
  • cognitive behavioural therapy, electro-convulsive therapy, counselling, therapy and social interventions
6.7 Physical

Testing and evaluation of physical interventions in humans in a clinical, community or applied setting including

  • physical therapies, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, dietetics, osteopathy and exercise
6.8 Complementary

All aspects of testing, evaluation and provision of complementary approaches to conventional medicine in humans in a clinical, community or applied setting including

  • hypnotherapy, massage, acupuncture and homeopathy
  • issues relating to health and social services and health care delivery
  • attitudes and beliefs of patients and health care professionals
6.9 Resources and infrastructure (evaluation of treatments)
  • provision and distribution of resources related to clinical and applied therapeutic interventions
  • infrastructure support for clinical and applied research networks and trials, consortia and centres