Research Support Services

The TCRN supports our members by providing the enabling foundation, coordination and resources required to empower you to formulate and implement research-led advances in cancer research, treatment and care. Here are a selection of services available to our members:


Consumer Advisory Committee

TCRN’s consumer engagement project bridges the gap between laboratory-based scientific advances and clinical practice by facilitating effective collaboration between researchers and consumers. By creating a safe platform for researchers and consumers to connect, share experiences, discuss research aims and methods, and encourage feedback on research processes, the TCRN strives to develop open dialogue with the ultimate aim of improving outcomes and experiences for people who are affected by cancer.

The TCRN Consumer Advisory Committee comprises members representing a range of cancer types and consumer experience and provides the TCRN and its members with advice, guidance and recommendations from a consumer perspective.

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Education & Training

The TCRN is developing a resource centre of education and professional development resources.

TCRN Workshop

Here you will find a range of workshop video and PowerPoint presentations, this will be updated when new material becomes available.

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Lowy Biorepository

As a research support service, the Lowy Biorepository facilitates tissue processing, storage and retrieval, in addition to a specimen management system, at a discounted rate to all TCRN members.

The Lowy Biorepository is a purpose-built facility operated by UNSW, and provides the physical infrastructure for the ethical collection, processing, storage and distribution of samples for researchers. It has a demonstrated working relationship with South Eastern Area Laboratory Services (SEALS), including their courier systems which allow efficient delivery of specimens from virtually any pathology provider in NSW. The Lowy Biorepository hosts the first Australian instance of caTissue – the biorepository tool of the NCI-supported Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) – which allows biospecimen inventory management, tracking and annotation through a web interface, while protecting patient confidentiality via a hierarchical access system.

Visit the Lowy Biorepository website for details of Biorepository services and available biospecimens, or contact the Biorepository Manager

Lowy Biorepository


Health Data Sets

Health data sets collected by researchers at the Adult Cancer Program, Prince of Wales Clinical School, UNSW, are available for the wider translational cancer research purposes of TCRN members through Research Data Australia.

These clean and structured data resources provide a wealth of information for researchers wishing to either build upon a current line of research or instigate new interrogations. Members are encouraged to browse the shared collections with the view to initiating efficient reuse of data to accelerate research advances for the improvement of clinical practice and treatment outcomes.

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