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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Map of UK research centres which we hope will enable prospective researchers to find centres offering projects in their areas of interest.
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
How to get funding and fellowship applications
Providing information about types of funding and the application process
Guide to literature searching
Literature searching has many uses. This short guide to searching for scientific literature is divided into different sections.
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.
BIRAX multi-million pound initiative for ageing research
Of interest to researchers: A new £multi-million initiative of the British Council and the British Embassy in Israel (BIRAX) investing in world-leading research jointly undertaken by scientists in Britain and Israel has been announced.
Abstracts at BGS meetings
How to submit an abstract to the BGS Spring or Autumn meetings.
The British Heart Foundation SENIOR-RITA Trial
Despite significant advances in diagnosis and management, coronary artery disease remains a significant worldwide cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in older adults, with a steep increase in mortality in those aged ≥70 years old.
Recruiting people living with dementia to research studies
The National Dementia Strategy aims to increase the numbers of participants with dementia into clinical research. But recruiting people with dementia can be challenging. What do you need to think about when planning a study involving patients with dementia?