Cancer Research Equipment Working Group

If you are interested in joining the Cancer Research Equipment working group, please contact the Cancer Research Network Office on (02) 8627 1532 or by .

The Cancer Research Equipment working group aims to:

  • promote ready access to major research technologies and facilities for cancer researchers at the University of Sydney, its teaching hospitals and affiliated research institutes and institutions;
  • seek to ensure that major research equipment and facilities are maintained and managed to maximise useability for all relevant researchers;
  • coordinate, with members of The University of Sydney Cancer Research Network, the acquisition of major cancer research equipment by assisting researchers to gain funding for this equipment; and
  • ensure that cancer researchers at The University of Sydney, its teaching hospitals and affiliated research institutes and institutions are aware of the major research technologies and equipment available.

This will involve, on a case by case basis, determining:

  • who the major stakeholders are, and which equipment would best meet the needs of all users,
  • where the equipment would be located, and
  • how the equipment would be maintained and managed to maximise useability (to ensure access to researchers with bona fide needs for access).

The Cancer Research Network, by establishing a Cancer Research Equipment Working Group, plans to:

  • evaluate the needs of cancer researchers and identify items for priority attention for acquisition;
  • evaluate the current organisation of major equipment on campus and invite input from members of The University of Sydney Cancer Research Network about how to improve and enhance accessibility and maintenance procedures;
  • offer recommendations about how The University of Sydney can better organise major research equipment on campus, and share these recommendations with members of The University of Sydney Cancer Research Network and the cancer research community; and
  • promote initiatives intended to better harmonise the use of existing and new equipment. Supporting cancer research relies on ensuring access for researchers to major research equipment, and support for these research facilities.