Clinical Research Glossary

multicenter trial multicenter trial


A study that takes place at more than one research center.

Example of multicenter trial in a sentence

A multicenter trial can be done in many locations in a country or even around the world.

More Info

A multicenter study is a way to conduct research at more than one research center or site to make sure there are enough participants and people from many different backgrounds. A research center can be hospital, clinic, or research institution.

Other info to think about when joining a study

You may hear the term “multicenter study” when the study team describes what kind of research study you could join or when you are reading the consent form.

If a study is multi-center, you could ask what the other study locations there are. You may want to clarify who the investigator is at your research center and who to contact if you have questions.

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