External monitoring of a data coordinating center: Experience of the national cooperative gallstone study

Paul L. Canner, Lael C Gatewood, Colin White, John M. Lachin, Leslie J. Schoenfield

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Abstract

A Biostatistical Monitoring Committee was established to review periodically the procedures and performance of the data coordinating center of the National Cooperative Gallstone Study. The functions of this committee, the types of data coordinating center activities reviewed, the manner in which monitoring of these activities was carried out, and an assessment of the value of this committee to the study are discussed in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalControlled Clinical Trials
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1987

Keywords

  • clinical trials
  • data coordinating center
  • monitoring

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