1. What is the 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.
The primary goals of the GO Map are to:
• Facilitate the breaking down of silos and building of collaboration
• Accelerate progress, ensure a balanced investment of resources, and align global cancer care and control efforts
• Provide resources to view and better understand international efforts in cancer research and control
The inception of the GO Map was made possible through an alliance between the National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health (NCI CGH) and Global Oncology. The tool was initially developed based on NCI’s database.
2. How can I stay updated on the GO Map and learn more?
Here are some ways to stay updated on our progress and learn more about the GO Map:
• Sign-up GO's for regular updates, including GO's newsletter, on our Sign Up page.
• Email the GO Map team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. I love the GO Map! How can my organization its projects/programs be featured on the site?
GO is interested in engaging dedicated partner organizations in the the GO Map effort. Contact us at email@example.com if you are not already a partner organization and would like to inquire about becoming one.
4. How can I upload my projects to the GO Map?
To add your data, 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. To learn more detail about uploading a project, read the GO Map FAQ.
5. How current are the GO Map data?
In an effort to keep the GO Map up-to-date and accurate, every posting organization is responsible for providing high-quality, updated, and curated information for uploading. If your organization would like help in achieving these data standards, please email us and we can discuss potential solutions. We look forward to featuring your work!
6. My organization is interested in exploring partnerships with GO for the incubation of creative, innovative, and scalable pilot projects – Whom should I contact?
GO is looking for new partners and projects. We have skilled volunteers that span a range of expertise including, but not limited to, graphic design, computer science, public health, executive administration, oncology and biology/genomics research. You can initiate contact with a GO team member by sending an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. How can I learn more about GO’s projects?
You can learn more by visiting Our Projects page on our website.
8. I recently authored or co-authored an important manuscript in the field of global cancer – how can I promote my work on the GO website?
The best means of promoting your work is to post it as a blog on TheGOMap.org: sign up as a user and click "Write a Post" from the GO Map home page. If you are interested in having your work considered for a map feature and possibly on GO's website and social media, please send us an email as we would love to review it!
9. I would like to start a GO chapter at my institution – What does it take?
Please contact GO at this email address, and we can help you establish a GO community!