CReDO is an intensive oncology research protocol development workshop modeled on similar workshops held in the United States (the AACR/ASCO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, Vail), Europe (AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research) and Australia (the ACORD Protocol Development Workshop). The format of the workshop is a combination of protocol development group sessions, didactic talks, small-group breakaway sessions, office-hours (one-to-one direct consultation with experts) and “homework”. The faculty will consist of international and national experts with extensive experience in oncology research and training in research methodology workshops. There will be a mix of clinician-researchers, trialists and statisticians. At the end of the workshop, the researcher would have converted a one-page research concept into a full-fledged research protocol, ready for submission to the Ethics Committee. Some of the topics which will be covered during the workshop include study designs, early phase trials, clinical trials, the drug development process, biomarker research, protocol writing, ethics in research, biostatistics and issues specific to cancer research.