Member Review Panel
Help us choose what research to fund
We are committed to funding research to improve the lives of people living with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis. We are also committed to involving people with coeliac disease their families and carers in our research activities.
What is the Member Review Panel?
When we receive grant applications from researchers, they are evaluated by our Health Advisory Council or Foods Standards Committee and other experts in the field of coeliac disease, to determine which are of suitable quality and a priority for funding. We also email a summary of each application for review by our Member Review Panel.
By including people with coeliac disease, family members and carers in the decision process, we ensure the research we fund will be of potential benefit to the people we are trying to help.
What does it involve?
Members on the panel are asked to review grant applications approximately once a year, usually in September/October. Application summaries are sent to panel members by email for reading ahead of completing an online questionnaire consisting of three multiple choice questions and a comment section for each summary. The three questions cover, has the panel Member understood the summary, will the research project contribute to improving the lives of people with coeliac disease and/or dermatitis herpetiformis and should it be funded. Finally we ask panel Members to rank all the research projects from highest to lowest priority for funding.
Are you eligible?
We are looking for people with coeliac disease, family members and carers of people with coeliac disease to join our Member Review Panel. Members must have a personal link to coeliac disease and an interest in research. You don’t need to have a scientific or medical background to sit on the panel as all application summaries and documentation will be written in a ‘plain English’ format.
To find out more about the panel please download the role description.
Please complete the online form to register your interest.