Standing and Scientific Members comprise institutions with ongoing sustained involvement in the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group. These institutions retain membership over multiple years, provided that they remain in good standing (ie, pass an annual institutional evaluation conducted by the Principal Investigator Committee and comply with a formal audit and quality control process).
Standing Members include cancer centers, university medical centers, health systems, community hospitals, Lead Academic Participating Sites (LAPS), and community-based programs sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Community-based programs are known as NCI Community Oncology Research Programs (NCORPs) and Minority/Underserved NCORPs.
Requirements and Benefits: Standing Members are required to enroll 25 patients annually into clinical trials and contribute significantly to the governance and leadership of the Group.
Scientific Members include cancer centers, university medical centers, and health systems that make basic, translational and/or clinical science contributions to ECOG-ACRIN. Scientific Members are required to contribute significantly to the governance and leadership of the Group.
Requirements and Benefits: Scientific Members are required to enroll 10 patients annually into clinical trials, and contribute significantly to the governance and leadership of the Group. However, their membership status is defined more by scientific contribution than accrual metrics, recognizing that many scientists do not treat patients in the clinical setting but are able to contribute scientific ideas and provide specialized research expertise.
|Scientific Planning and Review|
|Biostatistics and Data Management|
|Active Clinical Trials|