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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



Standard Operating Procedure  listen  (STAN-durd AH-puh-RAY-ting proh-SEE-jer)

  Written instructions for doing a specific task in a certain way. In clinical trials, Standard Operating Procedures are set up to store records, collect data, screen and enroll subjects, and submit Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and renewals. Also called SOP.