Become a Member

Benefits of Membership

Benefits are on a graduated scale according to the level of membership and are designed to facilitate the work of the member in their specific area of contribution. All membership levels have access to appropriate shared facilities and to Translational Research Acceleration Collaboration (ITRAC) services. ITRAC is the IU Simon Cancer Center's flexible, integrated process designed to promote and facilitate the translation of basic research into clinical application and back. The ITRAC platform performs many critical roles to help promote research, including:

  • Assisting in the experimental design strategy and identifying bottlenecks
  • Facilitating new partnerships, collaborations, working groups and project teams
  • Locating resources (internal and external) and linking investigators with shared resources
  • Identifying intellectual property
  • Facilitating external research funding

A list of benefits for each membership category is below:

Full and Associate
  • Access to the Biostatistics shared facilities at a reduced rate
  • Access to the Data Management shared facilities at a reduced rate
  • Access to the Clinical Research Office shared facilities at a reduced rate
  • Access to ITRAC services (see above)
  • Potential for enhanced interaction and collaboration via membership in one of the IUSCC’s highly translational, inter-campus programs
  • Access to the IUSCC searchable database, an electronic tool to allow researchers to enter and edit information and conduct hierarchical searches for potential collaborators
  • Access to the IUSCC’s communications, including IUSCC’s distribution lists for seminar announcements, IUSCC Grand Rounds, RFAs, grant announcements, e-newsletter and special events
  • Access to ongoing clinical trials available at IUSCC*
  • Preferential scheduling for all cancer center shared facilities
  • Reduced rates for selected cancer center shared facilities
  • Grant assistance for T32s and program grants (PPGs and SPOREs)
  • Eligibility for IUSCC pilot project funding via ITRAC
  • Full members eligible for leadership positions within IUSCC

* Must meet criteria (Human Subjects Review); certain trials limited to main institution

Affiliate
  • Access to the Biostatistics shared facilities at a reduced rate (initial consultation fee waived)
  • Access to the Data Management shared facilities at a reduced rate
  • Access to the Clinical Research Office shared facilities at a reduced rate
  • Access to Therapeutic Validation shared facility
  • Access to ITRAC services (see above)
  • Potential for enhanced interaction and collaboration via membership in one of the IUSCC’s highly translational, inter-campus programs
  • Access to the IUSCC searchable database, an electronic tool to allow researchers to enter and edit information and conduct hierarchical searches for potential collaborators
  • Access to ongoing clinical trials available at IUSCC
  • Access to the IUSCC’s communications, including IUSCC’s distribution lists for seminar announcements, IUSCC Grand Rounds, RFAs, grant announcements, e-newsletter and special events