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Working group

New working group members

Call status: closed

The main objective of the European Commission Initiative on Colorectal Cancer (ECICC) is to provide essential levels of quality care that are equally accessible across Europe by developing evidence based guidelines and a voluntary quality assurance scheme for cancer services within the context of organised, population-based screening programmes. By using an innovative methodological approach, both the colorectal cancer guideline recommendations and requirements are developed in an integrated manner.

With this call, the European Commission intends to reinforce the ECICC working group by appointing experts in the areas of

  • Pathology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Nursing 

The members should have expertise in: anatomic or histo-pathology, and/or molecular pathology with specific focus on colorectal cancer; planning and delivering radiation therapy in the treatment and management of colorectal cancer; quality assurance in gastrointestinal endoscopy units. Knowledge in guidelines and/or quality assurance scheme development would constitute an advantage.

Please note that the application process will involve two steps: 

  1. Admission to the ECICC expert pool as reflected in the call document
  2. Evaluation and appointment as an ECICC working group member.

Expert pool

Call status: open

The expert pool will serve to:

  • Invite experts to future topic-specific groups activities. The definition of recommendations and requirements will rely to a large extend on the topic-specific groups activities working on specific healthcare questions. Potential candidates will be selected from the expert pool and will be invited to join a given topic-specific group when and as needed. The topic-specific groups will be dissolved when their specific mandate has been fulfilled and will therefore last for a limited period of time.
  • Replace ECICC working group members when and as needed.
  • Work temporarily as external experts on specific topics.

All clinical, scientific and technical experts in areas related to the initiative (see the expertise required), but also patients and/or caregivers are invited to apply using the specific online application form.

Please read carefully the amended call document before applying.

The ECICC expert pool call will remain open for the entire duration of the project.

Apply as a professional 

Apply as a patient/caregiver 

Frequently asked questions

May I still apply to the ECICC expert pool 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 collaborators and partners group will be created after the establishment of the ECICC working group; gathering 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 member?

The estimated workload as a working group member or topic-specific group expert is between 2-3 days per month, each lasting from 1 to a maximum of 4 hours. Also, monthly preparatory and follow-up activities will require on average half- to 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.