PoCoG Study - Principles and Practice


PoCoG supports studies that:


  • target a psychosocial, behavioural or supportive care issue
  • address an issue that is amenable to intervention
  • are collaborative in nature
  • endeavour to address a research or clinical practice gap
  • engage populations typically underrepresented in clinical trials
  • have a strong rationale and methodology
  • have a Principal Investigator (PI) who is committed to obtaining funding for the study
  • adhere to the best possible standards as defined by national and international guidelines.
  • are industry independent.


New applications for research support may come from any PoCoG member or an external collaborator. At least one Chief Investigator must be a full PoCoG member and they will be responsible for all communications between PoCoG and the study team. It is the responsibility of the PoCoG member to ensure the study team adheres to PoCoG reporting and other requirements.


PoCoG members should inform the Executive Office and obtain approval before entering into negotiations with other groups or units on behalf of PoCoG.


The processes for handling requests for collaborations or scientific representations from external groups are outlined in appendix B of the Policy and Procedures Manual.