There are two types of letters of support (LOS) from the PCRC
- Letters for PCRC Members; and
- Support letters for planned collaborators.
PCRC Members may seek an LOS to support a promotion, K-award or other similar request. If you have had a project reviewed by the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) or if your project has been reviewed by the SRC with resources identified and a budget, you may request a LOS.
LOS Standard Language
To demonstrate mutual collaboration to work together, all Letters of Support include language for which collaborators agree to adhere:
- To follow PCRC standards & processes in their project including Use of Measurement Instruments & Standard Data Elements, Participation in Study Participant Registry, Data Sharing Agreements, & Financial Management Processes;
- That all Letters of Intent (LOI) and protocols will be reviewed by the PCRC Scientific Review Committee to ensure highest methodological standards;
- That all publications will adhere to the PCRC authorship guidelines to ensure consistent approaches to assigning authorship; and
- To adhere to PCRC Conflict of Interest and Code of Conduct practices, in the interest of ensuring transparent and trustworthy research.
LOS for Grant Collaboration
- PCRC LOS will be a key element in any grant application to demonstrate collaboration
- Please allow 3 weeks to process
- In order to establish / validate the strength of the partnership/collaboration, provide the following details:
- Grant abstract and research plan details
- List of all PIs, Co-PIs, consultants, collaborations that may be connected to the PCRC network
- Any past dealing/collaborations, etc. with the PCRC
- Funding start date/timeframe (Funding Mechanism/FOA)
- To whom the letter should be addressed
Other Requests / Non-Collaborating
- Please send request and information to the PCRC general email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Allow 2 weeks for processing.
- Your biosketch (or half page summary of you, your research & experience), your role in the project…
- Information: addressee, date needed, etc.
- Paragraph highlighting your collaborative strengths between you/your research and the PCRC