Two CARRA program goals were established by advocates, scientists, and NCI staff working together at the Consumer Advocates in Research (CAR) workshop in 2000.  Since inception, in September 2001, the CARRA program has been guided by its goals to:
  1. Increase opportunities for CARRA members to provide input in NCI's research activities involving scientific research and communication of scientific research.

  2. Help foster an organizational atmosphere that values the contributions of consumer advocates, through the involvement of CARRA members in NCI activities.

Program goals provide a clear focus for program development and ensure accountability for program outcomes: