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Active / Contributing Membership

An active/contributing member is defined as institutions that have submitted over 10,000 cases into the central MPOG database and continue to submit data every month. Active members must validate 20 cases for each six month period of submission. Validation consists of comparing the electronic health record data to the representation in the MPOG database using a combination of the case validation utility and the MPOG case viewer. These members have equal access to the MPOG database and can submit research proposals and manuscripts to be evaluated by the Perioperative Clinical Research Committee (PCRC). These members may be represented on the Executive Board and may vote during the Executive Board election

Provisional Membership

Provisional membership are institutions that have yet to contribute the minimum dataset (10,000 cases) but have already begun the regulatory and technical processes required to contribute data. These members cannot submit research proposals or conduct research using shared MPOG data until they meet the data requirements of active/contributing membership or receive aggregated quality improvement data. Provisional members may participate in PCRC meetings, Quality Committee meetings, contribute feedback on research proposals, and quality improvement activities. They do not have voting rights.

Inactive Membership

Inactive members are member institutions that have previously submitted over 10,000 cases or six months of data into the central MPOG database but have not submitted new data in greater than two years. These members have equal access to the MPOG database but may not submit research proposals and manuscripts to the PCRC. These members may be represented on the Executive Board but may not vote during the Executive Board election. Inactive members may become active members by submitting new perioperative data, totaling at least 1000 cases, into the MPOG database.