- Access to the biostatistics, data management, and clinical research office shared facilities at a reduced rate
- Access to ITRAC services
- Potential for enhanced interaction and collaboration via membership in one of IUSCCC’s highly translational, inter-campus programs
- Access to the IUSCCC searchable database, an electronic tool to allow researchers to enter and edit information and conduct hierarchical searches for potential collaborators
- Access to IUSCCC communications, including distribution lists for seminar announcements, Grand Rounds, RFAs, grant announcements, e-newsletter, and special events
- Access to ongoing clinical trials available at IUSCCC*
- Preferential scheduling and reduced rates for all cancer center shared facilities
- Grant assistance for T32s and program grants (PPGs and SPOREs)
- Eligibility for IUSCCC pilot project funding via ITRAC
- Full members eligible for leadership positions within IUSCCC
Programmatically aligned members also become a part of one of our four research programs:
*Must meet criteria (Human Subjects Review); certain trials limited to main institution.
While they are not required to have peer-reviewed support or play a significant role in a national cooperative group at the time of membership, associate members must show the promise of attaining these goals and their progress will be reviewed as a part of the annual review process.
It is anticipated that Full Membership will be attained in six years or less via peer-reviewed funding or through investigator-led clinical research.
Research assistant professors/research scientists who are admitted as associate members will have an initial membership appointment for three years. At the end of three years, their membership will be reviewed upon the following criteria:
- Have they attempted to obtain or obtained independent funding?
- Have they been a corresponding author of any publications?
- Have they worked toward becoming an independent investigator?
If members do not meet all of the criteria at the end of three years, their membership will be changed from associate to affiliate.
Members are expected to make meaningful contributions to the research, education, patient care, and community outreach activities of the cancer center, as demonstrated by:
- Submission as PI or co-PI on a cancer-relevant grant
- Presentation of data at internal or external scientific meetings
- Publication as contributing author on peer-reviewed articles/book chapter
- Collaborative efforts via grants, publications, or active membership in an IUSCCC working group
- Regularly attend and present at cancer center seminars and Grand Rounds
- Serve on various cancer center committees, participate in summer research program, mentorship, and other cancer center activities when called upon; failure to participate will result in the member being ineligible for pilot funding through the cancer center for up to two years.
- Recognize the support of IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center on publications, when appropriate
- Attend regular program meetings
- Support the educational and philanthropic mission of the cancer center through private and public offerings