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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.
COVID-19: PRINCIPLE trial for older people in the community
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments for COVID-19 for older people and stop them needing to go to hospital. The trial is recruiting participants through its website and also through GP practices across the UK.
COVID-19: BGS statement on research for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic
Research is an essential part of the global and UK strategy and response to COVID-19. This is the British Geriatrics Society statement on research for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: GeMRC CovidCollab data collection project
Information on how to become involved in this panspecialty international project to determine point of care predictors in COVID-19 from routinely collected data, co-ordinated by GeMRC.
Presentation slides: QI in the Healthcare of Older People
Download and view slides from the QI in the Healthcare of Older People event held on 3-4 October 2019 in Leeds.
Age and Ageing collection: Sarcopenia research and practice
Selected key references that showcase developments in the field of sarcopenia, how definitions have evolved and evidence on prevalence, causes, and adverse effects.