Become a Citizen Reviewer – for project applications trying to improve cancer care

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The Cancer Innovation Challenge are looking for citizens with either a personal or professional interest in the use of healthcare data.

The Cancer Innovation Challenge, managed by the Innovation Centre The Data Lab, aims to help Scotland become a world leader in cancer care. They will soon be funding innovative projects on data science and patient data technologies that have the potential to improve the lives of cancer patients. These may include solutions that help with the analysis of clinical data and/or clinical decisions, with individually tailored treatments or which enable wider research and NHS service improvements.

The Cancer Innovation Challenge are very keen for citizens, with either a personal or professional interest in the use of healthcare data, to help them review applications for these projects.

So if you’re interested in patient healthcare data in research and innovation, then please consider putting yourself forward to become a reviewer.  You need to commit to roughly 4-8 hours in total to review applications – all online – using available guidance over the period 17 November 2017-5 January 2018.

Some previous experience in reviewing applications would be useful but isn’t essential, and you don’t need to have direct patient or carer experience in this area.

[Note that other reviewers are also being sought separately from the clinical, data and business development professions].

To apply, please fill out the application form at http://bit.ly/2kVZZ3Q (This link will take you away from our website) by 17 November.

Citizen reviewers will also get a small token of appreciation at the end of the process.