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How to get funding and fellowship applications
Providing information about types of funding and the application process
A Map of UK research centres which we hope will enable prospective researchers to find centres offering projects in their areas of interest.
Presenting your work
There's no point undertaking research if you don't present the results publicly. Follow these pithy points to help you prepare a presentation, whether putting up a poster or giving a talk with powerpoint!
Research resources for early careers researchers
The BGS supports new/early career investigators in research through a number of opportunities. The aim of this resource is to provide existing and new information in the form of a pathway for investigators to follow and experience the development of their ideas to outputs.
Is research for me?
What to consider when thinking about doing research, including a personal perspective from a new researcher. The key decisions you'll have to make, and the benefits to you, and to medical science.
Getting your research off to a good start
Once you've decided on your research project and secured funding, practical tips to get your research project off to a good start.
Doing research part-time
If you're thinking of doing research but are put off by taking a lengthy break from work or studies, consider doing research part time alongside your clinical job. We examine the pros and cons.
Navigating your way through the ethics application process
This guide is to give an overview of the research application process for those who may be embarking on or thinking of going into research
Patient and public involvement in research
Patient and public involvement (PPI) has become a mandatory requirement of many research grants. This guide explores the implications and explains how to integrate public involvement in your research proposal and project.
Increasing participation of older people in research
Recruiting older people to take part in clinical trials can be difficult. The cohort multiple randomised controlled trial model may help you get more participants.
Keeping to a research timeline
Surprising numbers of research projects come to an end without any results. Practical steps you can take to manage your time and keep your research project on schedule.
Out of Programme Time: Maintaining clinical skills
When taking time out of programme (or OOP), it's important to maintain clinical skills and knowledge when medical practice is constantly evolving.
Using Local Research Networks
Comprehensive Local Research Networks (CLRNs) work locally to assist research in their area. Using them may assist you in your research project.
Guide to literature searching
Literature searching has many uses. This short guide to searching for scientific literature is divided into different sections.
Smarter data, better care: Empowering care homes to use data to transform quality of care
The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) hosted an event in London in September 2023 on ideas and practice around a minimum dataset for care homes. This report, which is based on presentations at the event and the debate that followed, makes 12 recommendations for the effective implementation and delivery of a national minimum dataset that we believe policy-makers and regulators should consider.
Research Hub: Sharing research
Once you have completed your research project, the next step is to share your findings with the wider academic community. During this process, your research aims, methodology and findings will be critiqued by fellow researchers and clinicians to ensure they are robust.
Research Hub: Helpful resources
A selection of helpful resources to assist in planning, undertaking and publishing your research.
Research Hub: Getting involved with research
This section of the Research Hub provides an introduction to the topic and looks at how and why to get involved in geriatric medicine research.
Peer review in Age and Ageing
Ever wondered what peer review really means, how decisions are reached about publishing manuscripts, or whether you would make a good reviewer yourself? Editorial Fellows for Age and Ageing journal explain what is involved and why this role is so valuable in advancing research in geriatric medicine.