What is a multicenter research trial?
A multicenter research trial is a clinical trial conducted at more than one medical center or clinic. Most large clinical trials, particularly Phase III trials, are conducted at several institutions. There are many scientific benefits of multicenter trials, but for the patient wishing to participate in a clinical trial the most important likely is ease of access. The closer you live to a center involved in the trial, the easier it is for you to join the trial and gain access to the new treatment.