Our Research Advisory Committee (RAC) is comprised of experts in sarcoma with varied specialisms. Members come from various centres across the UK to ensure that the committee is balanced and that decisions are well informed and impartial. They are independent of our Board of Trustees.
What does the RAC do?
Using their differing perspectives and areas of expertise, they apply their own expertise in addition to the peer reviews of applications to ensure high quality research recommendations are made to the Board of Trustees.
Our RAC members are all volunteers who give us their time and expertise for free. We are extremely grateful to them.
Excellent governance is at the heart of our research decision making. The RAC sets the annual call specifications, and our Board of Trustees allocates the annual research investment.
Our independent RAC oversees the research grant rounds and follow our Principles of Peer Review Policy.
We ask all RAC members and external peer reviewers to declare any conflicts of interest.
Following peer review, the Research Advisory Committee will discuss and rank the applications for funding. Final approval comes from the Board of Trustees, and successful applicants are then notified and sent award letters.