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From: Clinical trial network for the promotion of clinical research for rare diseases in Japan: muscular dystrophy clinical trial network

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Structure of the Muscular dystrophy clinical trial network (MDCTN). This network consists of the steering committee, coordinating sites, working group and coordinating office. The coordinating office is the hub that communicates between clients, patient registry, and cooperative sites. The TMC supports research activities if necessary, and it provides protocol management. The MDCTN also includes a data manager, protocol development support, biostatistics analyses, and monitoring. Abbreviations: MDCTN, Muscular dystrophy clinical trial network; NCNP, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry; TMC, Translational medical center

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