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For researchers

We fund projects that are different, innovative, and have real benefits for cancer patients and their loved ones around the world.

AMRC peer review audit 2015 logoHow we fund research

To make sure we fund the highest quality projects, we are a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), a national organisation of leading medical and health research charities. AMRC membership is the hallmark of quality research funding. This means we follow the AMRC principles of peer review and support the AMRC position statement on the use of animals in research. We were awarded ‘Best practice in medical and health research peer review’ following our five-yearly audit in 2015.

Our decision process

We follow a 4 step funding process for all our research.

  1. We open calls for funding annually and invite researchers from Welsh institutions to submit applications to us.
  2. Expert peer reviewers from around the world volunteer their time to advise and score all our research applications.
  3. The peer reviews are read by one of our voluntary advisory committees (see below) who help us make decisions about which research grant applications to fund.
  4. The relevant advisory committee recommendations are passed to our Research and Patient Services Committee for funding approval. Applicants are informed of the decisions and successful applicants begin their research into improving the lives of cancer patients and their families, funded by us.

Our committees

As part of being a member of the AMRC, we follow good practice guidelines covering the five principles of peer review: accountability, balance, independence, rotation and impartiality. Our committees play a crucial role in the allocation of Tenovus Cancer Care funds and we are enormously grateful for their support and for giving up their time to help us help people affected by cancer.

Public and patient involvement

We’re a member of the Charities Research Involvement Group, a sub group of the Shared Learning Group on Involvement. The aim of the main group is to encourage shared learning about patient and carer involvement between voluntary sector organisations working in the UK.

The focus of the Charities Research Involvement Group is involvement in research. We currently involve patients and the public in every stage of our iGrant funding process by having our lay Research Advisory Group made up of entirely people affected by cancer.

We also have our Research Network of over 1,500 people who we email quarterly about opportunities to engage in research. If you’d like to add an opportunity to our next mailing, please email research@tenovuscancercare.org.uk to request a template.

Useful documents

Before you apply for research funding, you might find it useful to review the below documents.

We are members of the AMRC. This means we follow the AMRC principles of peer review and support the AMRC position statement on the use of animals in research.

Get in touch

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about our research please contact our team on research@tenovuscancercare.org.uk or call 029 2076 8850.

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