Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCT) Center

Harvard Global Health Institute serves as the administrative home for the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCT) Center. The MRCT Center at Harvard is a new initiative to improve the design, conduct, and oversight of multi-regional clinical trials, especially trials sited in or involving the developing world; to simplify research through the use of best practices; and to foster respect for research participants, efficacy, safety and fairness in transnational, trans-cultural human subject research.

The Center, working in collaboration with participating life sciences companies and other essential partners (e.g., leading clinical research organizations, not-for-profit associations and foundations, academic centers, leading institutions and researchers in the developing world), will help to design and build efficiencies in conducting transnational research, and improve the industrial and academic standards for the conduct of clinical trials.