The Royal College of Surgeons has two full-time surgical research units working in offices based at the College. This section details their work and also provides access to the annual surgical research reports published by the College.
The Centre for Evidence in Transplantation (CET) is situated in the Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU), a joint operation between the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of the University of London.
The CET under the Directorship of Professor Sir Peter Morris was established in 2005 to evaluate the quality of evidence available in solid organ transplantation. For example one of its initial tasks has been the evaluation of the quality of randomised trials in organ transplantation from the beginning of 2004 and this has appeared as a regular special feature in Transplantation. This feature has now been replaced by the electronic library of RCT's.
The development of an electronic library has been a major project and includes all randomised controlled trials in solid organ transplantation. This is a joint project between the CET and publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. The library went live to subscribers of the journal Transplantation at end of January 2008, and as of April 2009, is available in all medical school libraries in England and to members of the European Society of Organ Transplantation.
The CET now the knowledge centre for ESOT with a primary function to help in the design and reporting of randomised controlled trials in transplantation in Europe.
Following on from the second successful Joint RCS/NIAA meeting on Perioperative Clinical Research, held on March 4 2015, The Royal College of Surgeons of England and the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia have agreed to joint-fund three systematic reviews and are pleased to invite applications for systematic reviews of perioperative interventions to benefit patients.
The aim of this call is to support reviews of topics where the systematic review is seen as a step towards a funding application for a major clinical trial (+/- pilot) funded by an NIHR funding streams (e.g. HTA) or equivalent.
Only joint applications from teams including at least one surgeon AND one anaesthetist as well as at least three trainees will be considered. Leadership by trainees would be supported.
Each successful team will be expected to attend training days with in-house systematic review experts, at the RCS England offices, in London.
Deadline for applications:
12pm Tuesday 1st September 2015
Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications by Friday 18th September 2015
Interviews are scheduled for: Monday 5th October 2015, at the RCS England offices in London.
To download an application form, click here
All completed application forms should be emailed to Murat Akkulak - firstname.lastname@example.org