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Menstrual Disorders Clinical Study Group

This page provides information about the Menstrual Disorders (including Gynaecological Endoscopy and Endometriosis) Clinical Study Group (CSG).

Sponsor: British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE)

Chair: Professor Jane Daniels

Aims

We aim to generate, prioritise, encourage and facilitate research in menstrual disorders, pelvic pain, endometriosis and gynaecological endoscopy in the UK. Our group consists of a small executive who meet three times per year, and a wider group who receive newsletters. While our members are predominantly clinicians with medical and surgical expertise who are interested in research, our membership also includes laboratory scientists, statisticians, epidemiologists, trialists, and lay members.

Our intention is to provide leadership for randomised trials and other high quality studies within the benign gynaecology and minimal access surgery community, combining expertise with enthusiasm. We provide advice to researchers on research methodology and participate in peer reviewing potential studies to optimise their quality and relevance. In this way we can then provide support to applicants submitting high-quality, relevant research proposals for external funding and oversee an approved portfolio of studies.

Research proposals

We are very keen to receive suggestions for research, which may consist simply of an idea or question submitted on a scrap of paper through to a fully worked up proposal. We provide advice to researchers on research methodology and participate in peer reviewing potential trials to optimise their quality and relevance. In this way we can then provide support to applicants submitting high-quality, relevant research proposals for external funding and oversee an approved portfolio of studies.

If you would like to propose a study for us to consider, please complete the project proforma and email it to Jane Daniels at jane.daniels@nottingham.ac.uk

Contact

For specific enquiries, please email Jane Daniels at jane.daniels@nottingham.ac.uk

Further information

For information about other CSGs, please visit the Clinical Study Groups page.

See more details of the research activity of the BSGE.

The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) Network provides help for researchers to prepare proposals for submission to NIHR and other national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research by providing expert advice on research design and methodology.

The UKCRC Clinical Trials Unit Network offers a resource for clinical researchers and funders wishing to identify CTUs that have expertise in trial design, data management, and analysis. Involvement of a CTU is essential for those considering a randomised controlled trial.

If you are a member of the Menstrual Disorders CSG, you can view the clinical study research recommendation database by signing in to the website and then going to the research recommendation page.

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