The NCRI Groups have been in existence for more than ten years, and are a central part of the UK’s cancer research infrastructure. There are 17 NCRI Groups that bring together clinicians, scientists, statisticians and lay representatives, amongst many others, to coordinate development of a strategic portfolio of trials within their field. All NCRI Groups interact with clinical research networks, funders and researchers to develop studies aimed at improving outcomes for patients.
Members of the NCRI Groups are competitively appointed and meet 2-3 times a year; many also have subgroups and working parties, and run workshops and strategy days. Proposals emerging from NCRI Groups are submitted for funding through regular funding streams.
The NCRI Groups have a separate website with more details, including membership, annual reports and portfolio maps.