NCI Registration

All individuals involved in the conduct of NCI-supported trials are required to register annually in the NCI's Registration and Credential Repository (RCR). 

All PIs and sub-investigators conducting research under DF/HCC must maintain an active NCI registration. ODQ provides NCI registration support to all DF/HCC physician investigators.


Important change to the log-in process for all NCI systems: 

To ensure the security and safety of National Cancer Institute (NCI) systems, subjects, research staff, and all associated sensitive information, NCI has now incorporated Identity Verification/Proofing (IP) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) into systems access through a platform called Identity verification and MFA is required for all U.S. federal systems to meet NIST SP 800-63-3 Digital Identity Guidelines. This next generation of technology and techniques is required to protect user credentials accessing systems with confidential information in accordance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)Read more here

To integrate your current CTEP-IAM account with the identity verification system, see these Step-by-Step Instructions. New CTEP-IAM users should review the NCI's New User SOP

What is a Registration Coordinator (RC)?

A Registration Coordinator (RC) can assist someone who needs to register in RCR by updating registration entries on behalf of the profile owner. 

The RC can view and update all registration documents for the profile owner (except the Financial Disclosure Form [FDF]) but cannot sign or submit the documents as this must be completed by each individual person registering with the NCI. The RC can send notifications through the RCR system alerting the profile owner that their documents are ready for signature and submission.


Who is my Registration Coordinator (RC)?

Physicians: The Office of Data Quality provides centralized registration support to all DF/HCC physician investigators (IVR role). If you are a DF/HCC physician, please contact for assistance in completing or updating your annual registration.

Non-physicians (NP-IVR and AP roles) should their research manager and/or clinical trials office to determine whether they have a registration coordinator. All roles may also follow the DF/HCC Step-by-Step Guide: How to Register in RCR for additional role-based guidance on completing the registration process.


How does one become a Registration Coordinator?

Requests to become a registration coordinator must be sent via email to the CTEP REGHELP mailbox. Please contact ODQ if the registration coordinators for your institution are changing so that this page can be updated.


Email Subject: Make Me a Registration Coordinator

Please include the following in your request:

  • Institution Name and ID number:  For example [MGH=MA034, DFCI=MA036, BIDMC (MA038)]
  • Name of Person who will be the RC (ID number if known)
  • Name of Back-up RC (if applicable)
  • List of Profiles to be linked to