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Trainee led research collaboratives: pioneers in the new research landscape

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 09 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5084
  1. David Bartlett, specialist registrar, surgery12,
  2. T D Pinkney, specialist registrar, surgery12,
  3. K Futaba, specialist registrar, surgery12,
  4. L Whisker, locum consultant breast surgeon13,
  5. G Dowswell, research fellow, primary care clinical sciences14,
  6. on behalf of the West Midlands Research Collaborative
  1. 1West Midlands Research Collaborative, UK
  2. 2West Midlands Deanery, UK
  3. 3Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK
  4. 4University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  1. david_bartlett2{at}


David Bartlett and colleagues explain why joining a research collaborative can help your career


  • Competing interests: DB is funded by the Medical Research Council. Studies run by the West Midlands Research Collaborative have received funding from the National Institute for Health Research for Patient Benefit programme and the Bowel Disease Research Foundation. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, National Institute for Health Research, the Bowel Disease Research Foundation, or the Department of Health.

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