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 does my site need BEFORE I fill out a membership application?
First, you will need an FWA (Federalwide Assurance) Number from the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services. This is a formal, written promise that you will use reputable Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to oversee all your research. You can obtain one here.
Then, you will need a CTEP Site Code. This code is assigned by the NCI Cancer Therapy and Evaluation Program (CTEP) and is unique to each site. You will need to provide your FWA Number to complete the application for a CTEP site code. The NCI Enterprise Core Unit is responsible for the generation of all new site codes. To contact their help desk, send an email or call 703-738-9166.
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).
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.
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