Three easy steps to getting involved:
Collaboration is the key. A small audit will only get you a presentation at a conference. However, replicate that audit or study across many sites and suddenly you have something that is interesting and publishable.
How can the LSRG help me?
First there are many trainees in the Group with extensive research experience that can give their own advice on research projects. If you already have research experience, then this Group helps you connect with others who may have more time than you to conduct the research. Second, we also have contacts with senior Professors in several different specialties who are willing to offer their support and advice (see Committees). Third, we have ties with Research Design Services London, who can provide further support and turn a project from a good idea into a fully funded trial.
How does the authorship work?
All studies produced through the Group will be authored on the front as "London Surgical Research Group". Then the individual authors are listed in the authors section at the back, in order of contribution. Anyone who has contributed to a project, however small, is recognised in this way. All authors listed in this way are still PubMed citable and therefore easily validated by prospective employers when you're applying for jobs. See below.