Research teams – IARC


The concept of IARC Research Teams has been developed to facilitate scientific work within and between IARC’s research branches by reducing the silo approach within branches and introducing a more flexible modality of scientific collaboration on closely related research.

Teams are informal organizational units within a research directorate-general or between directorates-general. The main task of a team is to manage the implementation of two or more thematically related research or technical projects towards a common goal. The creation of Teams is based on needs and added value.

The rationale and purpose of the research teams:

  • Group related research or technical projects and create synergies while minimizing duplication
  • Facilitate the development and achievement of larger goals
  • Improving the impact of projects on public health
  • Improve flexibility and agility to utilize resources as needed in a timely manner
  • Reduce administrative burden
  • Create leadership opportunities for early to mid-career staff
  • Ensure a stimulating and interactive research and work environment, including bringing together motivated and complementary individuals

Cancer Surveillance Directorate

  1. Cancer Inequalities Team (CIN)
  2. Health Economics and Cancer Team (HEC)

Directorate of Genomic Epidemiology

  1. Integrative Epidemiology Team (IET)
  2. Rare Cancer Genomics Team (RCG)

Directorate of Nutrition and Metabolism

  1. Population-based Long-Term Surveillance Team (LTS)
  2. Biostatistics and Data Integration Team (BDI)
  3. Hormones and Metabolism Team (HorM)
  4. Lifestyle Exposure and Interventions (LEI) Team
  5. Metabolic Epidemiology Team (MET)
  6. Onco-Metabolomics Team (OMB)
  7. Nutrition, Cancer and Multimorbidity (NCM) team

Directorate of Early Detection, Prevention and Infections

  1. Public Health Decision Modeling (PHDM) Team


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