How do I become a Member of
order to become a Member of GOG, an Institution must complete a
of this Application can also be requested by calling the GOG
Administrative Office at 215-854-0770.
When is the deadline for
submitting Membership Applications?
Provisional Membership applications are due in the
administrative office 45 days in advance of each Semi-Annual
CCOP Membership applications are accepted at any time during
Are there Individual
No, there are no Individual Memberships. Membership in the GOG
is by Institution only.
What types of Membership can
I apply for?
An Institution can apply for Provisional, International,
Affiliate, or CCOP Membership.
What is Provisional
Provisional Membership is reserved for Institutions as an
initial means of entry into the GOG and allows time for the
Membership Committee to evaluate the performance of the
International Member Institutions will consist of institutions
whose primary site is outside of the United States and its
Territories. International Members may accept Affiliate Members
when approved by the Membership Committee and the Board of
Directors. They must meet all the standards of a Full Member
with respect to Eligibility, Evaluability and Completeness of
Records before they can accept an affiliate.
What is Affiliate Membership?
Institutions, who either by choice or circumstance, cannot meet
Full Membership requirements, but still wish to participate in
GOG activities and protocols. They can do so by becoming an
Affiliate of a full Member Institution. The Affiliate can enter
patients onto protocols through a full Member.
What is a CCOP/MBCCOP
MBCCOP are groups of community hospitals and physicians funded
by a peer-reviewed cooperative agreement to participate in
NCI-sponsored cancer treatment, prevention, and control clinical
trials. MBCCOPs generally attribute at least 40% of their newly
diagnosed cancer patients from minority populations. CCOP
institutions will have a different accrual requirement (6
patients). All other membership requirements, i.e., eligibility,
evaluability, completeness of records, follow-up records, audit
reports and meeting attendance will be enforced.
What are CTSU
enrolling patients to GOG studies through the Clinical Trials
Support Unit (CTSU) must be either a member of another
Cooperative Group, or part of the CTSU Independent Clinical
Research Site (CICRS) program. GOG member institutions cannot
enroll patients through GOG and CTSU during the same timeframe.
How are GOG Institutions
GOG Member Institutions are evaluated by the GOG Membership
Committee twice a year at the GOG Semi-Annual Meetings.
What are the GOG Standards for
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also request a copy from the
Administrative Office by calling 215-854-0770.
How do affiliates change their Parent Institution?
official letter from the Senior Investigator at the
affiliate requesting the change, an official letter from the
Principal Investigator at current Parent Institution
approving the change, and an official letter of acceptance
from the Principal Investigator at the proposed Parent
Institution must be submitted to the GOG Administrative
Office for approval.
What is the difference between membership points and per
Membership points are the amount of points the institution
receives for enrolling patients on each protocol. The membership
points help institutions to maintain membership in the GOG. Full
members and provisional members have to have at least 150 Total
points per year.
Capita points are the points associated with the amount of money
that will be reimbursed to the institutions for enrolling
patients on studies. Per capita payments are paid at $110 per
point. The per capita points are the amount of money associated
with the direct and indirect costs for enrolling patients on
studies. it is up to the Group Chair to assign the per capita
points for a banking trial or treatment trial. The per capita
points can vary depending on the complexity of the trial. Some
studies have specimen points, and credit is given for specimen
points also. Provisional members only get 80% or per capita
until they become Full members. Full members get 100%.
How are Affiliates
The Parent Institution determines how much their
affiliates are paid.
How does an institution change their PI, Co-Pi, or
official letter requesting the change from the institution's
PI must be submitted to the GOG Administrative Office.