British Cardiovascular Society Clinical Study Groups
The British Cardiovascular Society Clinical Study Group were established to facilitate investigator-initiated research across the spectrum of cardiovascular disease in the UK. The terms of reference can be found here.
The CSGs are divided into six key research areas, each chaired by a leading clinical researcher.
The CSGs supported by the BCS Affiliated Groups. Any BCS Affiliated Group can propose a representative to any of the CSGs. As a result, some Affiliated Groups will be represented on multiple CSG committees.
The CSGs meet periodically, e.g. at the BCS, and may also have freestanding meetings in Fitzroy Square or elsewhere.
The BCS CSG central committee (Chair Prof Robin Choudhury, Oxford) helps to keep track of activity and opportunities. It provides a point of engagement with the external stakeholders, including the British Heart Foundation, Medical Research Council, NIHR and industry.
In addition to the incubation and initiation of research, there will be new opportunities to enhance research delivery through organised collaboration with the comprehensive local research networks. Each CSG (above) maps onto subthemes of the CLRN. The CLRNs also provide representation on the BCS Clinical Study Group Committee.
As a service to members, the BCS has established a register in which individuals can record their interest in clinical research participation aligned to the specialty categories listed above. The data will be used by BCS CSGs to contact registrants with specific opportunities for clinical trials, grant calls etc. No details will be passed to third parties.
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