NCRI Clinical Studies Groups
The NCRI Clinical Studies Groups (CSGs) have been in existence for more than ten years, and are a central part of the UK’s cancer research infrastructure. There are 18 CSGs that bring together clinicians, scientists, statisticians and lay representatives to coordinate development of a strategic portfolio of trials within their field. All CSGs interact with clinical research networks, funders and researchers to develop studies aimed at improving outcomes for patients. In addition to the 18 CSGs, there are also three Advisory Groups that provide ad hoc advice to the CSGs, and others, on developing clinical trials.
Members of CSGs are competitively appointed and Groups meet 2-3 times a year; many also have subgroups and working parties, and run workshops and strategy days. Proposals emerging from CSGs are submitted for funding through regular funding streams.
The CSGs have a separate website with more details, including membership, annual reports and portfolio maps.