Facilitating Collaborations

Sydney Catalyst has more than 500 members, all of whom have a primary focus in cancer research or treatment, and an incredibly broad range of research interests and expertise in translational research across the full continuum from basic biosciences, molecular biomarker discovery, descriptive research, clinical trials, psychosocial research and implementation research of best evidence-based care into practice. As such, our consortium is in an excellent position to contribute to and lead competitive research funding applications.

One way that we can help improve collaboration and communication across our group is by helping members to identify potential collaborators. We have a 'Find a Collaborator' search in the members' area of our website, which we are keen for our members to use to identify individuals and/or groups with specific expertise that might help strengthen planned applications. Similarly, we are also able to assist members who make contact with us directly to try and identify others who might be able to contribute individual projects. In doing so we hope to be able to improve collaboration and communication amongst our members, helping to assemble more competitive, truly multi-disciplinary project grant teams in translational cancer research.

Inclusion of Sydney Catalyst as a collaborating partner

There may be cases where a funding application is especially strengthened by the inclusion of Sydney Catalyst as a collaborating partner, or even as the lead group for a project. Making the most of our collective expertise and track record is another way that we can contribute to the development of a strong translational cancer research program. This could mean that the research work is coordinated by us centrally, but it is more likely to be work led by one of our member groups taking advantage of our central resources and infrastructure.