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Concept Submission Guidelines

Concept Submission Guidelines for Disease-Specific Steering Committees (DSSCs)

Concept submission follows existing NCI established procedures for submitting clinical trial concepts to the CTEP Protocol and Information Office (PIO).

New concepts, never reviewed by the Disease Specific Steering Committee (DSSC), must be submitted to the PIO at least four weeks prior to the next scheduled DSSC meeting to be considered for evaluation at that meeting schedule).

Revised concepts (previously evaluated by DSSC and voted "pending with comments requiring a response or revise and resubmit"), must be submitted to the PIO at least two weeks prior to the next scheduled DSSC meeting to be considered for evaluation at that meeting (schedule).

For questions regarding the specific dates of Steering Committee (SC) and Task Force (TF) meetings as well as informal submission of trial ideas to Task Forces, please contact the CCCT Program Director for that SC or TF.

For questions regarding official submission of proposals for Steering Committee evaluation as well as the disposition of official Consensus Evaluations on concept proposals, please contact the CTEP PIO.

Concept Submission Guidelines for the Symptom Management and Health-Related Quality of Life Steering Committee (SxQOL SC)

Concept submission follows existing NCI established procedures for submitting clinical trial concepts to the DCP Protocol and Information Office (PIO).

New concepts, never reviewed by the SxQOL SC, and revised concepts (previously evaluated by SxQOL SC and voted "revise and resubmit"), must be submitted to the PIO at least four weeks prior to the next scheduled SxQOL SC meeting to be considered for evaluation at that meeting schedule).

For questions regarding the specific dates of Steering Committee (SC) and Task Force (TF) meetings as well as informal submission of trial ideas to Task Forces, please contact the CCCT Program Director for that SC or TF.

For questions regarding official submission of proposals for Steering Committee evaluation as well as the disposition of official Consensus Evaluations on concept proposals, please contact the DCP PIO.

For additional guidance on submitting concepts to the SxQOL SC only (does not apply to DSSC concepts) please refer to the following documents:

NIH ODS Assessment of Dietary Supplements
SxQOL SC Concept Evaluation Form
SxQOL SC Concept Patient Advocate Concept Evaluation Form
SxQOL SC Concept Requirement Updates
SxQOL SC Concept Template & Guidelines