Research Advocacy 101: Roles of Research Advocates at NCI Research advocates are involved in research at NCI in four main ways: advise, design, review, or disseminate. This video describes how advocates advance research at NCI. Advocates can participate in advisory boards or panels, help develop new or enhance existing programs, evaluate and review research proposals, and communicate research findings to nonscientific audiences. To learn how to get involved with research advocacy at NCI, visit