Welcome to IDEAL
The IDEAL Collaboration is an initiative to improve the quality of research in surgery. It is:
- A model that describes the stages of innovation in surgery: Innovation, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-term study
- A set of recommendations at each stage of the model that have been developed by experts in evidence-based surgery, for example on improving methodology and how to address the challenges of randomized controlled trials in surgery
- An international group of surgeons, researchers, journal editors, methodologists, statisticians, and other people who are committed to producing, disseminating, and evaluating quality research in surgery
Our website includes details about the framework and recommendations, a blog on current topics in evidence-based surgery, a library of resources, and a discussion forum for members. But we need your help to spread the word. Join up now!
IDEAL Conference 7th April 2016: “Evaluating innovation in surgery and therapeutic technology: the IDEAL approach” Abstract Submission Now Open
The Conference will be of interest to: surgical researchers and clinicians, the medical device and technology industry, health care regulators, medical research methodologists, surgical trainees, journal editors and peer reviewers, research funders, and professionals involved in decisions around payment and coverage for treatment.
October 21, 2015
Part-time IDEAL Collaboration Conference Organisation Assistant Closing Date : Thu, 05 Nov 2015 | Grade 5: £24,057 – £28,695 p.a. (pro rata) We are looking for a well organised, driven and enthusiastic person to fill the post of Conference Organisation Assistant … Continue reading
October 15, 2015
Natalie Blencowe, NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Surgery @NatalieBlencowe and Jane Blazeby, Professor of Surgery, @BlazebyJ from the Bristol Surgical Trials Centre, UK discuss what you should consider when designing the intervention in your surgical trial. “There are many reasons why trials involving surgery can be more … Continue reading