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Thu 27 May 2021

Tenovus Cancer Care successfully passes the AMRC Peer Review Audit

As a charity that funds vital cancer research, Tenovus Cancer Care is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC).

Based in London, the AMRC is a membership organisation dedicated to supporting medical research charities in saving and improving lives through research and innovation. They help unite and champion the sector, to drive positive change in the research and health landscape.

To help ensure members fund the best research, the AMRC develop guides, provide training, and carry out a peer reviewed audit of member’s funding processes.

Undertaken every five years, the audit allows the AMRC and its member charities to demonstrate to stakeholders, including government, researchers, funders and donors, their commitment to the highest standards of accountability in the allocation of grants and awards for research.

The audit is assessed by a Peer Review Audit Committee comprising of representatives from a range of AMRC member charities as well as external representation from the Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research.

As a member charity, Tenovus Cancer Care’s peer review processes have recently been assessed against the AMRC’s five key principles of peer review:

  • Balance
  • Accountability
  • Independence
  • Rotation
  • Impartiality

We’re pleased to announce we passed the audit in 2020 and were awarded ‘Best practice in medical and health research peer review’ with the committee noting Tenovus Cancer Care as, overall, an example of good practice, which is a fantastic achievement for all involved.

To find out more about our research visit our website, here.

You can also find out more about the AMRC and the audit, here:

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