Table 1.

Objectives of the clinical trial design task force

Provide guidance to the IDSC on current best practice for all aspects of early clinical trial design
Identify areas in which further research and investigation are needed to improve the quality and/or efficiency of early clinical trial design
Assist NCI and the IDSC or as needed with the implementation of recommendations for further research and investigation
Collaborate with other IDSC task forces to minimize duplication of efforts
Develop and implement a plan to disseminate and publish the recommendations and guidance formulated by the task force and approved by the IDSC