Endorsement Categories

PROTOCOL TYPECriteriaProcessNCER feedbackSupport/ Obligations
Complete protocol for NCER endorsementFulfill list of requirements* (see below)

Summary on theNCER website

Full protocol screen by NCER exec or delegate

Previous comments of NCER provided if available
2 peer reviewers with comments (300 words)

Annual meeting:
25-minute presentation + 20-minute of questions

Standardized presentation format provided

Official vote of support at NCER presentation
Official written feedback at annual meeting and 2 NCER member review + verbal feedback recorded from annual meeting participants


PI must address concerns in a revised version to get endorsement if needed.
If endorsed:

Set of obligations
- Yearly update at NCER annual meeting
- Acknowledgement of NCER
endorsement

Tracking of feedback on the web site.

Official letter from executive
Partial protocol for feedbackSummary on the web platform

If the applicant is a medical student or resident, he must be supervised by a mid-career or senior NCER member.
Annual meeting:
15-minute presentation + 15- minute question period

Standardized presentation format provided
Written feedback done at the presentation day + verbal feedback from participantsNo obligations

Tracking of feedback on web site

Invitation to submit a complete protocol for the following year
NCER-endorsed updatePrevious NCER endorsement

Obligation to do yearly update
15-minute presentation + 5-minute question period

Standardized presentation format provided
No officialResults will be promoted on NCER website.

*Complete protocol – list of requirements:

  1. Is a previous systematic review or scoping review of literature search available?
    a. Is it published? If yes, reference details:
    b. Was this funded? If yes, details:
    c. Does it support the proposed study?
  2. Was a feasibility/ pilot project accomplished?
    a. Is it published? If yes, reference details:
    b. Was this funded? If yes, details:
    c. Does it support the proposed study?
  3. Was a single centre study completed?
    a. Is it published? If yes, reference details:
    b. Was this funded? If yes, details:
    c. Does it support the proposed multi-centre study?
  4. Was a randomized – pilot study completed?
    a. Is it published? If yes, reference details:
    b. Was this funded? If yes, details:
    c. Does it support the proposed multi-centre study?