ASCO Releases Quality Assessment  Tool for Community-Based  Research Sites


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ASCO’s Community Research Forum has released the ASCO Research Program Quality Assessment Tool, designed to help community-based practices to assess their research programs.

Quality Components

The new tool provides an overview of important components of an internal quality assessment program as well as a checklist to help sites conduct an assessment of whether their program includes these components. These quality components are largely based on the 2008 ASCO Statement on Minimum Standards and Exemplary Attributes of Clinical Trial Sites, reported by Zon et al in the Journal of
Clinical Oncology
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“Community-based practices that do clinical research sites are responsible for assuring that research is conducted with a high level of quality,” said ­Nicholas J. Robert, MD, Chair of ASCO’s Community Research Forum. “This new tool will help community-based investigators establish and conduct an internal process for assessing the quality of their research programs.”

To access the Quality Assessment Tool, please go to: www.asco.org/practice-research/asco-research-program-quality-assessment-tool-contact-information. ■

© 2014. American Society of Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved.


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