The NCRI is pleased to announce that we are accepting proposal submissions for the upcoming NCRI Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis (SPED) Workshop. The deadline for applications is the 30th September 2019.

SPED will be holding a workshop on Wednesday 11 December 2019 in central London. The aim of this workshop is to help investigators with ideas for studies and develop them into an application which can subsequently be submitted to a funding committee. We are currently inviting brief outline proposals from investigators in the areas of screening, prevention or early diagnosis to discuss at the workshop. Investigators will be invited to give a presentation, followed by a discussion on how the proposal might be developed. We welcome applications at all stages but please note that worked up applications ready for submission will gain less from the workshop than early-mid stage applications. The outline proforma is not onerous and will be treated in confidence. Prioritisation of proposals invited to present at the workshop will be decided by the SPED committee.

Please contact Chantal.Ball@ncri.org.uk if you have any queries or require further information.

Pleas submit applications via the form below or download the following document for email submission

NCRI SPED Workshop proposal application form
• Patient population – who affected, how many • Typical management • Current therapy options • Problems, uncertainties with current options – e.g. survival, toxicities, difficulty in predicting who will benefit
• Main question this trial will address • How this builds on the existing evidence base
up to 200 words (Required) • Define in lay terms why the trial is needed, the basic design of the trial, how the treatment differs from current clinical practice, and how the trial results will be used / of benefit to patients
• Has patient input to the proposal/trial design been sought? • Is there a plan to get patient input for the patient information sheet etc if funded?
If an interventional trial: Intervention & comparison
• Randomised/non-randomised; single centre/multicentre etc. • Include flow chart of study design where available • Outline of trial methodology/statistics
• Primary outcome measure • Secondary outcome measure