Among its many responsibilities, the ADCS Administrative Core provides administrative, fiscal, and regulatory support for the organization as a whole. In addition, the Administrative Core, through its Minority Recruitment Core, oversees study participant recruitment and retention. The Administrative Core liaises with Steering Committee members, the External Advisory Board (EAB), as well as other external and internal stakeholders. The Administrative Core coordinates and executes all ADCS Steering Committee and related subcommittee meetings. The Administrative Core also makes decisions involving coordinating center policies, prioritizing work flows, and allocating resources and personnel. Likewise, it oversees the development of ADCS standard operating procedures (SOPs). Furthermore, the Administrative Core is essential to the function of the ADCS as a cohesive unit and ensures the entire cooperative study operates efficiently.