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Population Research Committee

Cancer Research UK has agreed to pilot the implementation of the Activity Capture and Attribution Template (ACAT) and the ACAT Review service. A number of CRUK funding schemes will be involved in this pilot, including the Population Research Committee (PRC). Please click here for information on the planned pilot. Submission of an ACAT will be required with all applications involving NHS costs submitted to the 20 June 2014 deadline; please contact the office if you are unsure whether this applies to your application. For further information and learning resources please visit the NIHR website

The Population Research Committee (PRC) is responsible for the oversight, development, review, funding and management of a portfolio of awards for research Programmes and Project Grants in population science.

The Population Research Committee considers applications in the following areas:

  • Clinical and public health epidemiology (excluding primary and secondary prevention studies involving medical interventions, e.g. vaccines and chemoprevention)
  • Educational and behavioural research in areas of prevention, screening and early diagnosis
  • Proposals considering clinical trials methodologies or statistics
  • Proposals considering secondary physical effects of treatment

Applications are judged on the basis of scientific excellence, innovation and relevance to cancer research. The Committee meets twice a year and assesses all applications on the basis of their scientific and strategic importance, whilst also studying the expert peer review which is collated for each grant.

Other details

See below for information on how to contact this Committee's secretariat and for details of the available funding schemes.

Schemes reviewed by this committee:
Committee secretariat:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3469 5442
Updated: 30 April 2010