As part of the SURVMARK-2 project, several mechanisms will be implemented to encourage expertise transfer.
- Expertise transfer fellowships
Expertise transfer fellowships will provide a funded mechanism to enable junior and senior researchers to join the collaborative project of SURVMARK-2 and gain relevant skills and expertise. The SURVMARK-2 Central Team will advertise opportunities for SURVMARK-2 Working Group members and staff under their supervision, to undertake additional analyses locally at IARC within the framework of an expertise transfer fellowship. Applications will be reviewed by the SURVMARK-2 Central Team and confirmed by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP) programme board. The number of fellowships is limited by the available funding.
- Access to data for research on survival benchmarking
Collaborations with researchers having their own fellowships or other funding for a research visit are also welcome. Participation in both schemes is subject to strict confidentiality policies. Beneficiaries of any expertise transfer scheme must follow the general IARC rules and sign a confidentiality agreement covering data use.
- International summits for researcher and policy-makers
Outputs of the SURVMARK-2 project and their impact will be highlighted during international summits and conferences in order to exchange information with interested researchers and policy-makers.