Why did you select these particular centres?
The Movember Centres of Excellence were selected after a rigorous international peer review process.
To qualify for centre of excellence funding, the lead scientists in the application had to have strong, international track records and their teams needed to demonstrate existing or planned cross-discipline collaborations between basic and clinical scientists, for example geneticists, computational biologists, pathologists, surgeons, oncologists, urologists, radiographers, statisticians and imaging experts.
In addition to this, the applicants had to submit a proposal for a five year research programme that would answer at least one of the big questions posed by our research strategy (link) and demonstrate how they would plan, carry out and evaluate their collaborative projects.
We consulted an international team of experts to help us decide which programmes to select as Centres of Excellence. Their comments can be read below.
What the experts had to say
The major strengths in this application are the applicants and the centres. This is a highly productive group and the centres are clearly excellent in every manner.
The proposal has assembled an outstanding team of scientists with international recognition in the field of prostate cancer research. The goals of the group and of the proposal are well suited to the Centre of Excellence programme and there is high confidence that the team would be successful
In brief, this is a world class application from an impressive multidisciplinary team of CIs involving multi-site and cross-institutional collaboration, addressing contemporary clinical and scientific research on prostate cancer.