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Membership of the NCI Cohort Consortium

Membership Application Form

Membership is granted after completion and receipt of a membership application. All memberships shall be granted upon a majority vote of the Steering Committee. To apply for membership, please complete the membership application form and send it to Contact Rachel Hanisch, PhD, MPH with any questions about applying for membership.

Download the Membership Application Form [PDF - 578 KB]

Membership Eligibility

The NCI Cohort Consortium has expanded member eligibility to include cohorts that study cancer-related outcomes among those diagnosed with cancer. Application for voting membership shall be open to the Principal Investigator of any cancer epidemiology cohort:

  • That has a minimum of 10,000 study participants, in which cancer occurrence is accurately assessed, and has available some risk factor data; OR
  • That has a minimum of 2,000 study participants to study cancer-related outcomes among those diagnosed with cancer; AND
  • Who commits to scientific collaboration by being willing to contribute data for scientific research and consider participating in pooling studies.

Members must also abide by the NCI Cohort Consortium's Bylaws.

Current Members

The NCI Cohort Consortium membership is international in scope. It includes investigators responsible for more than 73 high-quality cohorts who are studying large and diverse populations.

The purple regions on the map below represent the locations of populations that NCI Cohort Consortium members are currently studying.

Map of NCI Cohort Consortium Membership by Continent, 2023

A map of the world that highlights which countries currently have members of the NCI Cohort Consortium. North America, 37 cohorts; Europe, 16 cohorts; Asia, 7 cohorts; Australia, 1 cohort.

* The Breast Cancer Family Registry (BCFR) Cohort and the Colon Cancer Family Registry Cohort (CCFRC) include study participants from both North America and Australia.

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Associate Member Council

The Associate Member Council (AMC) is the representative body of early career investigators within the NCI Cohort Consortium. The AMC supports the NCI Cohort Consortium mission to foster scientific collaborations of investigators engaged in large cohort studies on cancer risk and outcomes through the engagement of early career investigators and promotion of their professional development.

The overarching mission of the AMC is to engage and support early career investigators through professional development, career networking opportunities, and research collaborations within the NCI Cohort Consortium and to position members of the next generation of investigators to attain leadership roles within the Consortium. The focus of the AMC is on communication, education, training, and collaboration.

The leadership of the AMC is comprised of 4-6 early career investigators who represent the council. Membership of the AMC is voluntary and targeted to post-doctoral fellows, researchers, and early career investigators, generally within 10 years of terminal degree (e.g., PhD, MD), but is open to anyone who a) is identified as a part of the research team of participating cohorts in the NCI Cohort Consortium or b) leads epidemiologic projects based primarily on NCI Cohort Consortium data. NCI intramural investigators are eligible.

For more information or to join the NCI Cohort Consortium Associate Member Council, please email us at