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How we fund research

Funding research is one of CCLG’s main objectives as a charity.

Our medical and scientific expertise puts us in a strong position to identify areas of need, support and fund research, and engage with the research community in the UK and Ireland, and internationally. 

Our aim over the next few years is to increase our investment in research through the following ways:

Our Research Strategy 2015 outlines our exciting plans to significantly increase our funding of research, in compliance with the standards of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). It sets out our research priorities, and how we plan to fund and support research.

CCLG aims to fund world-class research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and consequences, including late effects, of childhood cancers.

How research applications are selected

Excellent research governance is at the heart of our research decision making. Our independent Research Advisory Group (RAG) overseas our research grant rounds and follows our Principles of Peer Review Policy. All of our RAG members and external peer reviewers are asked to declare any Conflicts of Interest and adhere to our Grant Review Code of Conduct . Following peer review, the RAG will discuss and rank the applications for funding. Final approval comes from our Board of Trustees (which may be delegated to our Executive in the case of Special Named Funds and restricted funds), or the Board of Trustees of the partner charity if the funding is not directly from CCLG. 

Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC)

CCLG is in the process of applying to become a member of the AMRC. The AMRC is a membership organisation of the leading medical and health research charities in the UK. Working with member charities and partners, they aim to support the sector’s effectiveness and advance medical research by developing best practice, providing information and guidance, improving public dialogue about research and science, and influencing government policy.

As a prospective member of the AMRC, we support their statement on the use of animals in research and their statement on supporting research in universities.