What is the Global Oncology (GO) Map?
The Global Oncology (GO) Map is an interactive online tool and public resource for the global cancer community. Its purpose is to help the cancer control community initiate partnerships, make informed decisions, and develop collaborations. The GO Map catalogs international Projects and Events related to cancer research, care, and outreach, and displays them in a searchable format.
What are a “Project” and an “Event” on the GO Map?
A Project on the GO Map is any cancer research or control activity involving collaboration between individuals or organizations: a) in two or more countries, b) in one or more low‐ or middle‐income countries, or c) with evidence of focus on or benefit to underserved populations in any country, with or without international collaboration.
The focus of a project may be in the area(s) of prevention, early detection, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, palliative care, or supportive care. A project may include research projects, cancer control programs, and/or training and capacity building.
An Event is a short-term project, usually lasting somewhere from a few hours to a few days. Conferences, workshops, webinars, fellowships, and other training meetings are all examples of Events.
How can I submit a Project or Event to the GO Map?
Create an account on the GO Map to become a registered user, login to your account, click on one of the Submit Project or Submit Event buttons within the website. Fill in the requested information using the form provided and click Submit.
What Project information do I need to provide to submit to the GO Map?
The information requested includes required details (listen below) and optional details about the project itself (e.g. title, summary, start and end dates) and the project leadership (e.g. names, organizational affiliation, email address). We encourage members to provide as many details as possible so the Project can be easily found by members of the global oncology community searching the site. A complete list of required fields and instructions for submitting a project are detailed in the User Manual.
The following information is required when submitting a project to the GO Map:
- Project Title
- Start and End Dates
- Cancer Type
- Project Type
Will my personal contact information be visible on the website?
No, personal contact information will not be made public automatically. Individual users will have the choice to make their contact information available and/or receive messages through their account.
Are there any shortcuts to submitting a Project?
Yes! As you type the name of a person or organization, a dropdown list of autocomplete options will appear. If you see a match for the name or organization you are entering, select the correct option from the list. If you select an organization from the list, its address will automatically populate. Please verify the address is the correct location for the project you are entering. If it is not, write over the address to enter a new one.
What Event information do I need to provide to submit to the GO Map?
We encourage members to provide as many details as possible so the Event can be easily found by members of the global oncology community searching the site.
The following information is required when submitting an Event to the GO Map:
- Event Title
- Start and End Dates
- Country Name
- City Name
Why don’t I see the Project or Event I submitted on the GO Map immediately?
Submitted projects will be reviewed and published by an administrator. Information submitted may be standardized for consistency and projects are usually published within a month.
Can I edit a Project or Event that I submitted?
Yes! Login to your account, go to your account page, and locate the Project or Event you want to edit. Once located, click on the title to open for editing.
I see one of my Projects on the GO Map. How can I update it?
Create an account on the GO Map to become a registered user, login to your account, and navigate to project page. Click the ”CLAIM PROJECT” button. An administrator will review your request and follow up. Once approved, you'll have the ability to make edits and update the project.
I see one of my Projects. How can I show it is mine?Follow the same steps from the previous FAQ ("I see one of my Projects on the GO Map. How can I update it?"). Find the "Investigators and Organization" section and click on the "ADD MORE" button. Enter your name on the "All Investigators" field, select your organization (or create one), and select your location. If you are the lead investigator, you can click on the "Lead" radio button. Finish by clicking on the "Submit" button.
I am one of the people in the GO Map personal network. How can I manage my profile?
Create an account on the GO Map to become a registered user, login to your account, and navigate to the profile page in your name. Click the ”THIS IS ME” button. An administrator will review your request and follow up.
Who funded the GO Map?
Initial development of the GO Map (formerly the Global Cancer Project Map or GCPM) was co-funded by Global Oncology, Inc. and a Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. contract with the National Cancer Institute, and by in-kind volunteer hours from Global Oncology, Inc.
Why is mapping cancer projects important?
By mapping cancer research and control projects, the GO Map strives to:
- Establish and maintain a central repository of internationally-focused cancer projects
- Facilitate partnerships and improve coordination of cancer control efforts
- Increase accessibility to the work of cancer researchers, governments, and non-governmental organizations
Who can participate in the GO Map?
Any individual or organization can participate in, and contribute to, the GO Map. The Map features projects from a growing number of organizations, including the US National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Cancer Society (ACS), Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins-Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC).
How can organizations participate in the GO Map?
Organizations interested in participating in the GO Map at a deeper level can contact the GO Map team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What data are available on the GO Map?
The website features a world map with Projects and Events that have been submitted by organizations and individuals. Project information can be filtered by country, cancer type, project type, organization, organization type, funding source, start and end dates, and keywords. Additionally, the map can be viewed with added layers of epidemiological measures such as the Human Development Index; Globocan Incidence, Prevalence, and Mortality; and Disability-Adjusted Life Years.
Are all possible projects on the Map?
No. The projects on the Map represent what has been submitted for inclusion and is not an an exhaustive list of all projects being conducted throughout the world. Projects are continuously being added, and we encourage users to submit projects to help increase the Map’s project portfolio and usefulness as a tool for the international cancer community.