The 8 SiRICs
SiRIC-Curie is now part of a national network of 8 SiRICs coordinated by the French National Cancer Institute (INCa):
- LYRIC : Lyon
- BRIO (Bordeaux Integrated Research Oncology) : Bordeaux
- ONCOLILLE : Lille
- SiRIC Marseille : Marseille
- SIRIC Montpellier Cancer : Montpellier
- SOCRATE : Institut Gustave Roussy (Villejuif)
- CARPEM (Cancer Research for PErsonalized Medicine) : AP-HP bringing together the following university hospitals : Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Hôpital Cochin/Hôtel-Dieu and the Hôpital Necker Haematology Department
- SiRIC-Curie: Institut Curie
This network is regularly enriched by new collaborations and also permits the creation of significant synergies between the centres.
- Lead integrated research programs which mobilise a group of researchers sharing converging research interests and with complimentary expertise. These programs are built around opportunities for translational interaction, debate of ideas and concepts, the sharing of information and practices. They should result in original and competitive scientific content.
- Develop national and international collaborations.
- Promote the results of research with the economic development partners
- Encourage and support the emergence of new scientific concepts and new technological approaches
- Develop the dissemination of knowledge and practices targeting professionals, patients and the general public
- Under the supervision of the Director, implement an organisation and management concordant with SiRIC’s goals
A competitive site labelling policy
In the frame of the Cancer Plan 2009 – 2013, INCa selected 8 integrated research sites (SiRICs) after evaluation by an international jury. The objective is to “provide translational research new operational conditions in order to optimise and accelerate the production of new knowledge and to promote the circulation of this information and its application in cancer care”.
SiRICs unite medical services, multidisciplinary research teams (clinical, biological, technical, epidemiological, human sciences, economic, social and public health) as well as efficient resources and shared services on one site. Together these components should permit the execution of integrated multidisciplinary research programs.