European Commission Initiative on Colorectal Cancer

Applications to the working group are now closed. We will communicate the results in due course.

Applications to the reserve list will remain open for the entire duration of the project. This list will be used to select candidates to collaborate as subgroup experts and to replace members of the working group when needed.

Description

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has launched the European Commission Initiative on Colorectal Cancer (ECICC) to develop evidence-based guidelines for prevention, screening and diagnosis of colorectal cancer, together with a quality assurance scheme covering the entire care pathway. To achieve these two objectives, the JRC, in collaboration with the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), will set up the “ECICC working group”.

The JRC is hereby calling for clinical, scientific and technical experts in areas related to the initiative, as well as for patients and/or caregivers, to be appointed as members of the ECICC working group.

A group representing organisations or entities with particular relevance for the activities of ECICC will be formed after the establishment of the ECICC working group. The JRC will seek feedback of this stakeholder representatives group as and when needed.

Documents

 

Application form

Please read carefully the documents provided above before applying.

Apply as a professional    Apply as a patient/caregiver

Frequently asked questions

What does it imply to be appointed as a member of the reserve list?

Being a member of the reserve list implies that you could be appointed as a ‘subgroup expert’. Subgroups of experts will be formed for a limited period of time to work on specific healthcare questions under discussion by the ECICC working group. The subgroup will be dissolved once the respective questions are answered. You could also be appointed to replace a working group member if needed. Subgroup experts will always be asked beforehand for their availability.

May I still apply to become a member of the ECICC working group if I am representing an organisation, community, or entity with interest in the ECICC activities?

You can only apply as an individual and you cannot represent any private, commercial or national interests while participating in the ECICC activities. However, a stakeholder group will be created after the establishment of the ECICC working group; gathering together relevant international organisations active in the development of guidelines, patient organisations and international schemes representatives. The aim of this group is to guarantee consistent collaboration and to avoid duplication of efforts.

What workload should I expect if appointed as a working group member?

The estimated workload as a working group member is between 2 and 3 meetings per month, each lasting from 1 to a maximum of 4 hours. To be also taken into consideration that monthly preparatory, as well as follow-up, activities will require on average one day time distributed along the month.

If appointed as a member of the ECICC working group, am I supposed to carry out studies (i.e. systematic searches, epidemiologic modelling) according to my area of expertise(s)?

No, the ECICC working group members will evaluate the summary of evidence provided by independent external reviews in the various fields. Therefore, members must have the relevant knowledge to judge study protocols and results related to their area of expertise.

Where can I upload my CV, list of publications and declaration of interests form?

You can upload your CV, list of publications and declaration of interests form while completing the online application form.

When will the members of the ECICC working group be appointed?

The appointment of the ECICC working group members is planned for autumn 2021.