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eligibility criteria

— Characteristics used to decide whether people are eligible to participate in a study and should be invited to participate


inclusion criteria, participation criteria, qualification criteria, selection criteria

Full explanation:

Eligibility criteria for participation in a study are the medical, demographic, and other characteristics that define which potential participants are eligible for enrolment in the study.


For example, these could be requirements that a participant must have a particular illness or condition, be over a certain age, not be taking certain drugs, etc.

See also:

enrolment  ·  selection criteria

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