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Trainee research collaboratives

Trainee research collaboratives are trainee-led initiatives that design, plan and undertake research, audit and quality improvement work with collective responsibility and recognition.

They are often supported by consultant colleagues, and sometimes affiliated with other organisations like specialty societies.

If you would like to get involved, you can find details about 33 trainee research collaboratives in the list below. To share details of other collaboratives that could be added to this list, please contact policy@rcplondon.ac.uk.

What do trainee research collaboratives look like?

Trainee research collaboratives can be specialty-based (eg respiratory medicine), or disease-orientated (eg breast cancer). They may be regional, national, or international.

Why should trainees get involved?

The benefits of participation in trainee research collaboratives include improved access to training in research competencies, development of teamworking and leadership skills, publication and presentation opportunities, and the potential to improve patient care.

List of research collaboratives

West Midlands Acute Medicine Collaborative (WAMC)
Specialty: Acute medicine
Geohraphical area: Regional
Twitter handle: @wmacutemed
Contact email: wmacutemed@gmail.com

Breast Cancer Trainee Research Collaborative Group (BCTRCG)
Specialty: Breast cancer
Geographical area: National
Twitter handle: @BCTRCG
Contact email: bctrcg.uk@gmail.com

Trainee Emergency Medicine Research Network (TERN)
Specialty: Emergency medicine
Geographical area: National
Twitter handle: @ternfellow
Contact email: tern@rcem.ac.uk

Gastroenterology Trainee Research, audit and Improvement Network North West (GasTRIN NoW)
Specialty: Gastroenterology
Geographical area: Regional
Contact email: kirsty.nixon1@nhs.net

Gastroenterology London Investigative Network for Trainees (GLINT)
Specialty: Gastroenterology
Geographical area: Regional
Twitter handle: @GLINT_Research
Contact email: jonathansegal1@nhs.net 

The Gastroenterology Audit and Research Network (GARNet)
Specialty: Gastroenterology
Geographical area: Regional
Twitter handle: @GARNetMids
Contact email: info@thegarnet.org

Trainee research network in digestive disease - Northern Ireland (TReNDD)
Specialty: Gastroenterology
Geographical area: National
Twitter handle: @trenddni
Contact email: Trenddni@gmail.com

Yorkshire and Humber Gastroenterology audit and research Trainee network (YaHGuT)
Specialty: Gastroenterology
Geographical area: Regional
Twitter handle: @YaHGuT
Contact email: yahgutnetwork@gmail.com

Mersey Gastroenterology Network (MaGNET) 
Specialty: Gastroenterology
Geographical area: Regional
Twitter handle: @merseygastro
Contact email: merseygastronetwork@gmail.com

West Midlands Research in Gastroenterology (WMRIG)
Specialty: Gastroenterology
Geographical area: Regional
Twitter handle: @WMRIG
Contact email: keithsiau@nhs.net

Gastroenterology Research and Audit for Northern Trainees Network (GRANT)
Specialty: Gastroenterology and hepatology
Geographical area: Regional
Twitter handle: @grantnetwork
Contact email: Jamie.catlow@nhs.net

Oxford and Thames Valley Young Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists Network (OxYGeN)
Specialty: Gastroenterology and hepatology
Geographical area: Regional
Contact email: Rory.peters@ndm.ox.ac.uk

Trainee Collaborative for GU trainees of Audit, Research and Quality improvement projects (T-CARQ)
Specialty: Genitourinary
Geographical area: National
Twitter handle: @BASHH_TCARQ
Contact email: t-carq@bashh.org

Geriatric Medicine Research Collaborative (GeMRC)
Specialty: Geriatrics
Geographical area: International
Twitter handle: @gemresearchuk
Contact email: gemresearchuk@gmail.com

Welsh Geriatricians Network (WeGeN)
Specialty: Geriatrics
Geographical area: Regional
Twitter handle: @WeGeNresearch
Contacy email: wegenetwork@gmail.com

Haematology Specialty Trainee Audit & Research (HaemSTAR)
Specialty: Haematology (non-malignant)
Geographical area: National
Twitter handle: @HaemSTAR_UK
Contact email: haemstarnetwork@gmail.com

Trainee Collaborative for Research and Audit in Hepatology UK (ToRcH-UK)
Specialty: Hepatology
Geographical area: National
Twitter handle: @uk_torch
Contact email: Oliver.tavabie@nhs.net

Trainee Association of Excellence in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (TAE-ESCMID) 
Specialty: Infectious diseases and clinical microbiology
Geographical area: International
Twitter handle: @TAEscmid
Contact email: tae@escmid.org

Greater Manchester Nephrology, Integrated clinical academic training programme (GMANN, ICAT)
Specialty: Nephrology
Geographical area: Regional
Contact email: sandip.mitra@mft.nhs.uk

NephWork
Specialty: Nephrology
Geographical area: National
Contact email: nephwork@renalregistry.nhs.uk

Southwest Neurology Audit and Research Group (SONAR)
Specialty: Neurology
Geographical area: Regional
Contact email: jamie.talbot1@nhs.net

The National Oncology Trainee Collaborative for Healthcare Research (NOTCH)
Specialty: Oncology (medical and clinical oncology)
Geographical area: National
Twitter handle: @onctrainees
Contact email: Uk.notch@nhs.net

London Ophthalmology trainee Clinical Trials Network (London OCTN)
Specialty: Ophthalmology
Geographical area: Regional
Contact email: info@ophthalmologytrials.net

Ophthalmology Trainee Research Network (OTRN)
Specialty: Ophthalmology
Geographical area: National

UK Palliative Care Trainee Research Collaborative (UKPRC)
Specialty: Palliative care
Geographical area: National
Twitter handle: @UK_PRC
Contact email: palliativetraineecollaborative@gmail.com

West Midlands Collaboration Actioning Research in End of life and Supportive care (WM CARES)
Specialty: Palliative care
Geographical area: Regional
Twitter handle: @WM_CARES_UK
Contact email: westmidlandcares@gmail.com

North East Palliative Registrars Research Alliance (NEPRRA)
Specialty: Palliative medicine
Geopgrahical area: Regional
Twitter handle: @neprra
Contact email: neprra.uk@gmail.com

Collaborative Alliance for Pancreatic Education and Research (CAPER)
Specialty: Pancreatology
Geographical area: International
Contact email: capertraineecommittee@gmail.com

North West Collaborative Organisation for Respiratory Research (NW-CORR)
Specialty: Respiratory medicine
Geographical area: Regional
Contact email: nwrespiratoryresearch@hotmail.com

Pulmonary Research Inter-Site Matrix (PRISM)
Specialty: Respiratory medicine
Geographical area: Regional
Twitter handle: @SwPrism
Contact email: hazelmorrison@doctors.org.uk

Respiratory Trainee Research Collaborative (RespTRACT)
Specialty: Respiratory medicine
Geographical areaa: Regional
Twitter handle: @RespTRACT
Contact email: resptract@gmail.com

TracheaNetwork (Trainee Respiratory reseArCH EAstmidlands Network)
Speciality: Respiratory
Geographical area: Regional (East Midlands)
Twitter handle: @TracheaNetwork
Contact email: trachea.network@gmail.com 

Trainees Enhancing Respiratory Research Across the North East (TERRANE)
Speciality: Respiratory
Geographical area: Regional (North East)
Twitter handle: @TERRANEresearch
Contact email: TERRANEresearch@outlook.com

INSPIRE - the INtegrated reSPIratory REsearch collaborative
Specialty: Respiratory
Geographical area: National
Twitter handle: @INSPIREresp_UK
Contact email: info@inspirerespiratory.co.uk