ALTG members Paul Mitchell, Ken O’Byrne and Nick Pavlakis are continuing their contribution to establishing TACT (the Thoracic Alliance for Cancer Trials), the new global collaboration for thoracic oncology clinical research. Paul Mitchell is Chair of the TACT Board while Ken O’Byrne and Nick Pavlakis are Board Members. Applications for membership are now open to academic thoracic oncology research groups and the ALTG will be among the first groups to submit its credentials. A number of pharmaceutical companies have joined the Industry Partner Programme and the website will be launched in the first quarter of 2016. The first TACT General Assembly will take place on June 3 in Chicago, prior to the ASCO Annual Meeting and the second General Assembly is planned for December, to coincide with the 17th WCLC in Vienna.