Developing and Planning Multi-Center Clinical Trials

Virtual event

A panel discussion followed by Q&A focused on the process of planning and carrying out multi-site studies. Designed for research faculty, but all are welcome to attend. 

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  • Standardization of procedures across sites; for safety and for endpoint recognition
  • Standardizing interpretation of testing/imaging
  • Secure data collection, transfer and storage
  • Importance of data management plan
  • Building the central team (statistician, data manager, coordinators, pharmacist, DSMB, Medical monitor, etc.)
  • How to have an effective team for startup and operation; How to help outside sites with rapid and efficient startup

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the key decision making process in designing a multi-site study
  • Understand functions and responsibilities of a Data Coordinating Center
  • How to develop robust coordination/communication across sites
  • Anticipate challenges in data management and monitoring of data quality


  • Paul Drawz, MD, MHS, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
  • Amutha Muthusamy, Cancer Research Translational Initiative Process Manager, Masonic Cancer Center
  • Cavan Reilly, PhD, Professor, Division of Biostatistics, Associate Director, Coordinating Centers for Biometric Research (CCBR), School of Public Health

Hosted by the Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC) and CTSI's Research Education, Training, and Career Development core (CTSI-Ed). 

Part of the Multi-site Trial Development and Implementation Miniseries.