Become a Partner

ICRP welcomes applications for membership from cancer research funding organizations across the world. As a partner you will join an active network of major cancer research funders. To find out more about how ICRP is helping its partners realize their missions, view our partners' testimonials.


Network with other cancer research funders
Join our active network of senior representatives from cancer research funding organizations across the world. ICR partners share news, information, expertise and resources regularly and meet annually to improve coordination among research organizations.

Portfolio analysis tools for strategic planning
Gain access to enhanced portfolio analysis tools and cancer research funding information in the partner area of the ICRP website. ICRP organizations share data in a common format, making it possible to compare and contrast the research portfolios of public, non-profit, and governmental research agencies.

Your research in the spotlight
Display basic information about your research portfolio on our public website. Researchers can then search the ICRP to avoid duplication in grant applications and identify potential collaborators.

Evaluation resources and expertise
Access ICRP’s repository of research evaluations highlighting best practices and tried and tested methodologies.

View our partners' testimonials to find out more about how ICRP could benefit your organization.

Being a Partner

With ICRP support, Partners submit research portfolio funding data to the database regularly. Awards on the ICRP database are coded using a common classification system organized into six broad areas of scientific interest in cancer research complemented by a standard cancer type coding scheme. ICRP can offer coding for new partners and access to automated coding methodologies.

Partners are asked to nominate specific point(s) of contact to participate in our meetings. Our monthly teleconferences are organized on a rotation to ensure that partners in different time zones can participate regularly.

Partners are asked to adhere to our Policies and Procedures in accordance with our co-operative and collaborative ways of working.

Costs: Annual membership fees contribute to ICRP’s running costs and provision of resources. Costs are tiered according to the size of the partner organization and range from $500 to $25,000 per annum (with reduced rates for organizations in low, low-middle, or upper-middle income countries). Further details are included in our Partnership Guide.

Apply for Partnership

We welcome applications from individual funding organizations, from consortia of funders and offer reduced rates and trial membership for partners in low, low-middle, or upper-middle income countries. Before applying, please review our Partnership Guide and application form. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a discussion before applying.

Once you submit an application, you will receive an immediate notification by email. Our membership committee will review your application against the eligibility criteria and you will receive a decision within a few weeks.

Once your application is approved, we will work with you to prepare your cancer research portfolio for upload, introduce you to the partnership and register your ICRP representatives. Please note that we can only give access to the partner database once your first data upload has been received.