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HCRA Consumer Advisory Panel members are available to provide advice and assistance from a community perspective to HCRA members on their research projects
Consumer advocates play a fundamental role in health research, offering a unique perspective to health and cancer care that can help inform research projects in many ways.
By sharing their experiences and perspectives with researchers, consumers can hold the key to translating research discoveries beyond the lab and into policy and practice. By working with consumer advocates, researchers are better equipped to identify the real needs of the community that can be addressed through research projects.
Anyone with a personal experience of cancer can volunteer to become a consumer advocate. Consumer advocates can be:
The HCRA Consumer Advisory Panel (HCRA CAP) is a group of community volunteers who from time to time are invited to add value to the work of our members by:
You do not need to have had experience in cancer research to volunteer, as training on consumer involvement in research is provided for all members of the HCRA CAP. There are flexible options for participating, so you can nominate the level of involvement and time commitment that works best for you.
If you are interested in finding out more about the HCRA Consumer Advisory Panel you can: