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Consumer participation in Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme (PdCCRS)

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Grant Review Committees

As part of our goal to meaningfully involve people affected by cancer into the agency’s work program, Cancer Australia has provided training to consumers in how to review the responses to the PdCCRS Questions for applications submitted to the Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme.

This training has been offered since 2008 and consumers are selected through a national, open, merit-based application process which is advertised through a call for Expression-of-Interest every second year. The consumers receive training over two days. In alternate years, Cancer Australia offers refresher training for those consumers that have previously completed the training.  Consumers trained in reviewing PdCCRS Questions are eligible to participate as members of Cancer Australia’s PdCCRS Grant Review Committees.

There will be a call for Expression-of-Interest for consumer participation in Grant Review Committees for the future PdCCRS funding round. Further details will be posted in 2020.

In 2021, there will be a call for Expressions of Interest for consumer participation in Grant Review Committees for future PdCCRS funding rounds. Further details will be posted in mid-2021.

Further information

Please contact Nathan Borg on (02) 6217 9805 or by email at nathan.borg@canceraustrali.gov.au