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: Idea, 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
IDEAL Conference 2016
Evaluating innovation in surgery and therapeutic technology: the IDEAL approach
7 April, St Catherine’s College, Oxford
This years 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.
Videos of presentations from the Conference
We are currently working on making available videos and PPT slides from the presentations at the IDEAL Collaboration Conference 2016. News on progress will appear here as soon as possible and via our Twitter account @IDEALCollab.
April 11, 2016
The IDEAL Conference (Final Brochure_AH06Apr16 and see #IDEAL2016 on Twitter) held at St Catherine’s College, Oxford on 7th April closed with a presentation for Best Poster. The Judging Team comprising Riaz Agha (Balliol College, Oxford and SpR Plastic Surgery) & Natalie Blencowe … Continue reading
Practical guide to the Idea, Development and Exploration stages of the IDEAL Framework and Recommendations
February 15, 2016
Now available – our guide to identifying and using the pre-RCT stages of IDEAL Early View Article in British Journal of Surgery Br J Surg. 2016 Feb 10. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10115. [Epub ahead of print] Practical guide to the Idea, Development … Continue reading