The British Cardiovascular Society Clinical Study Groups were
established to facilitate investigator-initiated research across the spectrum
of cardiovascular disease in the UK. The terms of reference can be
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
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
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. Register online