Interested investigators must first submit a letter of intent to the PCRC Scientific Review Committee using the PCRC Letter of Intent (LOI) form. Once both the PCRC Scientific Review Committee and Steering Committee approve a LOI, full protocol development will begin. Details around the process and steps are noted below.
- For the PCRC, the LOI means you have a study idea that you think would align well with the PCRC, benefit from multi-site infrastructure, and are planning to submit a grant (click here for more information on grants) .
- Submission of the LOI is a pivotal step for the PCRC because it gives the SRC a comprehensive understanding of your study in order to evaluate the science, and enough information to allow the Steering Committee to evaluate the study in light of the strategic goals of the PCRC.
- Approval of the LOI at the Steering Committee level ultimately influences whether the PCRC is able to provide a letter of support stating that it has the necessary infrastructure to successfully implement your study and start budget development (if requested)