Why Consumer Engagement?

Why attend the TCRN Consumer Engagement workshop?

Researchers who are planning to submit grant applications in 2017 are aware of the importance of involving consumers in developing research applications.

TCRN Consumer Advisory Panel (CAP)Consumer engagement is an important part of the grant review process. For example, the Consumer Review Form component of a CCNSW Project Grant application is worth 50% of the final application score. Having a consumer involved in the proposed research is highly regarded by the Cancer Council NSW ("CCNSW"), which states that researchers who work directly with consumers are more likely to receive higher scores by the Consumer Review Panels.

³NHMRC  has established a working committee to give further consideration to how consumer and community perspectives are taken into account in our grant assessment processes. The committee will consider and make recommendations regarding the form and level of consumer and community involvement in our research funding activities for further consideration by NHMRC Research Committee.²  - excerpts from NHMRC website¹s Consumer and community involvement.

How do I register to attend?

If you wish to attend the TCRN Consumer Engagement workshop, please send your RSVP along with a short paragraph (1/2 page,­ 1 page max) describing your area of research in lay terms. This submission will then be sent to the TCRN Consumer Advisory Panel ("CAP") for review prior to the workshop.

Researcher's presentations will be limited to 15 minutes each (10 mins presentation & 5 mins feedback/questions) with a limit of two (2) slides.

If you are unable to attend, please nominate an appropriate colleague to present on your behalf.

Further Information:

Stella Jun, TCRN Project Officer

Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW

T: (02) 9385 0511

E: tcrn@unsw.edu.au