Multicenter clinical trials are an important research tools. The benefits of multicenter trials include a larger number of participants, different geographic locations, the possibility of inclusion of a wider range of population groups, and the ability to compare results among centers, all of which increase the generalizability of the study.
On the other hand, a lack of coordinated efforts to collect data throughout a clear and common protocol and the inability to recruit and retain the participants in a multicenter study poses serious threats to both the internal and the external validity.
Although the challenging problems, recruitment of participants and data management for multicentre trials can be successfully achieved with a committed team and a well designed digital platforms dedicated for data management, and coordination of the participants. Infox-analytics is a data management system created exclusively for multicenter clinical trials.
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