Excellent governance is at the heart of our research funding decision making.

We work closely with our Research Advisory Committee in setting a Research Strategy. The Research Advisory Committee sets the annual call specifications, and our Board of Trustees allocates the annual research investment.

Our independent Research Advisory Committee oversees the research grant rounds and follows our Principles of Peer Review Policy.

All committee members and external peer reviewers are asked to declare any Conflicts of Interest.

Following peer review, the RAC will discuss and rank the applications for funding. Final approval comes from the Board of Trustees, and successful applicants are then notified and sent award letters.

Sarcoma UK is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC).  All of our research is competitive and peer reviewed and any research funded by us is eligible for QR funding for UK Higher Education Institutions

The AMRC is a membership organisation of the leading medical and health research charities in the UK. Working with member charities and partners, they aim to support the sector’s effectiveness and advance medical research by developing best practice, providing information and guidance, improving public dialogue about research and science, and influencing government policy.

Sarcoma UK is a non-commercial partner of the National Institute of Health Research. Clinical projects may be eligible for additional financial and practical support. 

Sarcoma UK is committed to active dissemination of our funded research. We encourage academic publication of results and support both Gold and Green open access. You can read our Open Access Policy for more details.