Encouraging high quality research
The BGS has, as one of its primary goals, the promotion of high quality research into the health and wellbeing of older people. To this end, it holds two international and interdisciplinary three-day conferences each year, along with smaller special interest events such as falls and postural health; continence; community geriatrics and more.
For the latest offer of research funding, see the April 2017 issue of Research Development MH&LS Funding Opportunities (pdf).
Encouraging and disseminating research is overseen by the Society's Research and Academic Committee. This body has produced and continues to develop resources for prospective and more experienced researcher. Grouped under the following sections are papers on:
Thinking about research? This is why you should do it. (See also, profiles of prominent researchers which we feature on this website)
For the person embarking on research, we have papers about comprehensive local networks; guide to literature searches and more
For the experienced researcher, papers include 'navigating your way through the ethics application process'; 'patient and public involvement in research'.