Membership in the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (ECOG-ACRIN) is institution-based. It is closely associated with institutional membership in the National Cancer Institute (NCI), both through its National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) and NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP).
Is ECOG-ACRIN accepting new members?
Yes, we welcome new member institutions in all categories.
What are the different types of ECOG-ACRIN membership for my site/institution?
Please start here, in the Types of Membership section, to learn which category is right for your site.
What does my site need BEFORE I fill out a membership application?
Do physicians and staff need to register with the NCI before we begin the application?
Yes. All persons involved in NCI-sponsored cancer clinical trials must register with the CTEP an identification number (CTEP ID).
How do physicians and staff become federally approved for research?
First, obtain a CTEP ID. This requires all research personnel (including physicians) to set up an online CTEP-IAM (Identity and Access Management) account here.
Some personnel must also register with the NCI Registration and Credentialing Repository (RCR) as an Investigator (IVR), Non-Physician Investigator (NPIVR) or Associate Plus (AP). Instructions:
Where can I get an application for institutional membership?
Currently, the best way for sites to express interest is to send an email directly to the Membership Department.
Do individuals also have to submit a membership application?
No, membership in ECOG-ACRIN is institution-based. However, all individuals within member institutions must submit a Roster Update Form and keep their information current.
How do individuals within member institutions gain access to ECOG-ACRIN?
Follow the steps in the How to Be Connected section.
Does my site need to be enrolled in the National Cancer Institute Central Institutional Review Board (NCI CIRB) to participate in ECOG-ACRIN trials?
Yes. As of March 1, 2019, all sites wishing to enroll participants in ECOG-ACRIN trials must be a member of NCI CIRB. Please visit www.ncicirb.org for more information.
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