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Coordinating and other resource centers in multicenter trials

Curtis L. Meinert and Susan Tonascia

in Clinical Trials

Published in print September 1986 | ISBN: 9780195035681
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864478 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195035681.003.0005

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Coordinating and other resource centers in multicenter trials

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This chapter focuses on coordinating centers because of their key role in multicenter trials. The coordinating center, or data coordinating center when there are separate coordinating centers for data collection and treatment, will be among the first to be funded and the last to cease operations when the trial is completed. In fact, the coordinating center may operate after the trial is terminated if post-trial follow-up is required.

Keywords: multicenter trials; coordinating centers; central laboratories; reading centers; project offices

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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