The CARRA (Consumer Advocates in Research and Related Activities) program provides NCI staff with qualified, pre-screened consumer advocates whose participation adds value to NCI activities. CARRA members strengthen and enrich research and related activities by providing the perspective of patients, survivors, family members, and caregivers. CARRA members are critical for ensuring full consideration of human subject protections and the impact of NCI's research on people affected by cancer.

The CARRA program has developed a simple process for

If you would like additional information about requesting a CARRA member, please contact Elizabeth Neilson, CARRA Program Manager, at 301-451-3321 or via email at In addition to the above details, an overview of the CARRA request process is described on the CARRA Requests page of this web site.