Costs Associated with Using the ASA24® Dietary Assessment Tool

As part of its mission to advance measures and methods for monitoring cancer-related behaviors and other risk factors, the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Risk Factor Assessment Branch provides tools and resources to the extramural research community. Consistent with that, the ASA24 system is available for use free of charge to researchers, clinicians, and teachers.

Costs to consider when planning a study that uses ASA24 include system and labor costs associated with uploading study details, including respondent usernames and recall dates. Costs also are associated with contacting and monitoring respondents, assessing data quality, and analyzing data. The labor and resources needed by researchers and associated costs to configure and manage studies using the ASA24 system are within the purview and the responsibility of users.

If you have a study system which uses single user names and passwords to collect data electronically, and you would like to use ASA24 as part of that system, a single sign on system by which Respondents can be redirected from your study Website to ASA24 can be set up at nominal charge. This allows study participants to complete recalls or records without having to log in directly to ASA24. When Respondents complete their recalls or records and exit ASA24, they are redirected back to the study Website and a completion status is returned. In this situation, the Researcher registers the study, manages study logistics, and accesses analytic output files by way of the Researcher Website as they would with any ASA24 study. To find out more about this option, please contact the ASA24 Support Team.

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