NI Cancer Research Consumer Forum (NICRCF)

The Northern Ireland Cancer Trials Network (NICTN) established the NI Cancer Research Consumer Forum (NICRCF) in 2011. The NICRCF brings together a group of patients and carers affected by cancer to work in partnership with cancer researchers across Northern Ireland and beyond. Involvement utilises various methods such as; face-to-face discussion with researchers, review of patient clinical trial documents, membership of research project committees. NICTN coordinates and supports research delive...

Public Involvement Enhancing Research (PIER)

This project has involved the recruitment of a pool of Personal and Public Involvement (PPI) representatives to inform the work of Health and Social Care (HSC) Research and Development (R&D) Division, Public Health Agency, including participation on funding panels. This group is called PIER (Public Involvement Enhancing Research). The aim of the project is to ensure PPI is implemented in HSC R&D Division and by its stakeholders, increasing awareness of the benefits of PPI to researchers ...