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 RSS Frequently Asked Questions
(Q1) When preparing RSS paperwork, the IRB Certification Form asks for the protocol version date. On the cover sheet of the protocol that I am using, the protocol lists the current date as the "Activation" date. However, on the bottom left corner of the cover sheet, there is a different date that says "NCI version" date. Also, on another protocol, there is a "Version" date as well as an "Update" date. Which date should I put in the on the IRB Certification Form?

(Q2) Will the IRB Certification Form be submitted for all reviewed projects or only for projects that are accruing patients?

(Q3) When submitting yearly renewals, is a consent form submission required?

(Q4) Where can you find the CTSU IRB Transmittal Form in the CTSU web site?

(Q5) How can I find the NCI Institution Code?

(Q6) How can I find the Investigator NCI number?

(Q7) How can I check the registration status of my protocols on-line?


(Q1)When preparing RSS paperwork, the IRB Certification Form asks for the protocol version date. On the cover sheet of the protocol that I am using, the protocol lists the current date as the "Activation" date. However, on the bottom left corner of the cover sheet, there is a different date that says "NCI version date." Also, on another protocol, there is a "Version" date as well as an "Update" date. Which date should I put in the on the IRB Certification Form?

(A1) Please use the NCI version date on the IRB Certification Form.


(Q2) Will the IRB Certification Form be submitted for all reviewed projects or only for projects that are accruing patients?

(A2) Sites are expected to meet all applicable Federal regulations for continuing review. Continuing review must be completed on all studies until all patients at the site have completed study follow up. Sites must submit documentation of IRB continuing review to the CTSU Regulatory Office for Cooperative Group studies until the study has closed to accrual. After closure to accrual, please follow the lead protocol group's policy for collection of continuing reviews by the CTSU Regulatory Office.

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(Q3) When submitting yearly renewals, is a consent form submission required?

(A3) CTSU sites do not need to send consents to the CTSU for annual renewals.


(Q4) Where can you find the CTSU IRB Transmittal Form in the CTSU web site?

(A4) The CTSU IRB Transmittal Form can be found on the CTSU public web site under the ""Regulatory" tab. The form is also available on the CTSU members' web site on each protocol-specific document list.


(Q5) How can I find the NCI Institution Code?

(A5) Call the CTSU Help Desk at1-888-823-5923.


(Q6) How can I find the Investigator NCI number?

(A6) Call the CTSU Help Desk at 1-888-823-5923.


(Q7) How can I check the registration status of my protocols on-line?

(A7) To check the registration status of your protocols on-line:

  • Log on to the CTSU members web site
  • Click on the Resources Tab
  • Click on the third topic listing labeled RSS & RDC Applications
  • Click on the fourth labeled RSS Site Registration Status
  • Enter the NCI Site Code for the institution
  • Set Protocol Status category to "All"
  • Set Registration Status to "All" (using the drop down menu arrow)
  • Click Go
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    (Version Date: 4/14/04)