TCRB International: International Consortia and Networks
Global Tobacco Research Network
In 2002, NCI began funding the Global Tobacco Research Network (GTRN) as a complement to the FIC International Tobacco and Health Research and Capacity Building Program. The GTRN is an information network of tobacco control researchers providing links to a database of tobacco-related research to facilitate communication and collaboration among scientists.
Ireland—Northern Ireland--National Cancer Institute Cancer Consortium
NCI, the Department of Health and Children of Ireland, and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety of Northern Ireland established a multilateral partnership in October 1999 to intensify cooperation in cancer treatment and research that will lead to improved scientific programs in each country. These scientific programs encompass epidemiology, prevention, surveillance, treatment, and research related to cancer, including tobacco use and tobacco control. NCI has also provided funding to study the impact of Ireland's recent decision to require all public places to be smoke free.
WHO Tobacco Laboratory Network (TobLabNet)
The WHO Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI), in furtherance of the aims and objectives of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control tobacco product regulation provisions and following the recommendations of the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg), convened the first meeting of the WHO Tobacco Laboratory Network (TobLabNet) at The Hague, Netherlands, 28-29 April 2005.