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Ensuring a bright future for clinical research in surgery with trainee led research networks

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 21 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5225
  1. Angelos G Kolias, National Institute for Health Research academic clinical fellow in neurosurgery1,
  2. Christopher J Cowie, neurosurgical registrar1,
  3. Andrew Tarnaris, neurosurgical registrar1,
  4. Peter J Hutchinson, National Institute for Health Research research professor in neurosurgery1,
  5. Paul M Brennan, clinical lecturer in neurosurgery1
  6. On behalf of the British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative
  1. 1British Neurosurgical Trainee Research Collaborative, London WC2A 3PE, UK
  1. angeloskolias{at}

The publication of the ROSSINI trial is a landmark in the short history of trainee led research networks in the UK. The trainee led West Midlands Research Collaborative (WMRC), with the support of experienced senior clinicians and researchers, designed and managed all aspects of ROSSINI, while trainees were responsible for driving recruitment in the 21 participating sites. The result was a well conducted trial, …

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