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Membership Application


Appointment Term & Review Process

New Member Applicants
The SCC accepts new member applications via email throughout the year; however, formal review and approval of new members occurs on a quarterly basis. The Administrative Core reviews new applications for completeness and forwards these to the SCC program leaders, who make recommendations about membership (Y/N), rank (full or associate) and program affiliation (PTCR, GC, CPC). The Administrative Core compiles these recommendations for a quarterly meeting of the Leadership Committee at which new member applicants are reviewed and approved. Leadership Committee members review program leader recommendations and then determine applicant membership, rank and program affiliation through majority vote. The SCC Director reviews and has final approval of all new appointments. The Administrative Core issues letters to new members. SCC membership appointments are for three years.

Evaluation of Existing Members
The SCC evaluates all members on an annual basis to ensure that they continue to meet the membership criteria listed above. This annual review helps promote active engagement on the part of SCC members with program and center-wide activities, thereby helping the SCC maintain a robust portfolio of cancer-focused, collaborative research. Leaders of each program meet annually to review existing program members to ensure that they continue to meet SCC eligibility criteria. The Administrative Core prepares a profile of each member that includes active grant funding, publications, shared resource usage, intra- and inter-programmatic collaborations, and outcomes from any activities supported with SCC / program developmental funds. Program leaders make recommendations for continued membership to the SCC Director, who has final authority on appointment issues. The Administrative Core maintains records of this continuing review process.   

Application Deadlines

Applications for membership will be reviewed four times per year. Deadlines per quarter are:

February 1
May 1
August 1
November 1

A Membership Application Form may be downloaded here. A completed Membership Application Form along with curriculum vitae and an updated NIH biosketch should be submitted via email to cancerresearch@ouhsc.edu.

All applicants will receive a letter notifying them of membership status within 30 days of the review deadline.


Member Responsibilities

All Stephenson Cancer Center members are expected to:

(1) Submit all cancer clinical research protocols to the Stephenson Cancer Center's Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC).

(2) Acknowledge the use of Stephenson Cancer Center facilities, space and / or funding assistance, when appropriate, in research publications (standard acknowledgment text can be found on the cancer center website).

(3) Provide updates to the Stephenson Cancer Center upon request regarding publications, research support (including Notification of Grant Awards), clinical protocols, and/or other information that may be needed to fulfill the requirements of an NCI CCSG application.

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