December Newsletter

The Global Surgical Outcomes Collaboration

GlobalSurg 3 Data Entry
**Deadline Extended**

All collaborators now have an additional month to ensure all their data is submitted to REDCapThe data entry deadline for GlobalSurg 3 has been extended to
10pm Monday 21st January 2019The data entry deadline for the validation exercise will be extended to 
10pm Monday 18th March 2019

Please make sure all data is entered into REDCap by this date


GlobalSurg 2018 
2018 has been a truly phenomenal 12 months for GlobalSurg – thank you & well done to all our collaborators for your many successes!

2018 started with the amazing news the GlobalSurg 2 had been published in the prestigious medical journal, Lancet Infectious Diseases, in February. This paper has had a massive impact; the story was covered by more than 30 news outlets across the world and Altmetric score for the paper is now 708 – putting it in the top 5% of all published research papers.

Following on from this success, we launched GlobalSurg 3 in March this year. The study is aiming to be the biggest ever observational study examining surgical outcomes for cancer patients around the world and is well on track to achieve that.
We have been completely overwhelmed by the response to GlobalSurg 3, which has exceeded all our expectations – within 6 months of launching the study already has 14,500 patients entered from 82 countries – with more still to come. GlobalSurg 3 now has more data than both GlobalSurg 1 and GlobalSurg 2. This has been an amazing effort by 3000 collaborators who have registered to collect data all around the world!
Data entry and the validation exercise for GlobalSurg 3 will conclude in early 2019; this will be followed by a period of intense data analysis and manuscript preparation. We’ll keep everyone informed via this newsletter of progress as we aim for publication in a high impact journal.
Live data entry updates always available at

GlobalSurg 3 Validation Exercise
If you missed the chance to participate in primary data collection for GlobalSurg 3, but would still like to participate in the study, please consider registering to be a data validator at your hospital.
To be a data validator you:
  • must work at a hospital that has submitted primary data to the study
  • must not have taken part in primary data collection
  • must have access to patient records at your hospital
To check if your hospital requires a validator, please click here
To register as a validator, please click here
All validators will receive PubMed citation as authors on all publications arising from the study 

Completing your GlobalSurg Data Entry on REDCap 

In order to ensure you are included in the authorship list for GlobalSurg3 and to facilitate the validation study, it is important at all primary data entry teams complete the following steps
1. Five green dots 
Remember, to be included in the authorship list of any publications arising from the study, your data must be >90% complete. Please make sure you have 5 green dots for every patient
2. Data Collection Completion form  
Once you have 5 green dots for every patient please complete the ‘Data Collection Completion’ form available in the ‘Authorship‘ project of your REDCap account

Full instructions on completing this form can be found here

Registration update
General team registration for GlobalSurg 3 is now closed.

If you have been using our paper data collection forms and still require a log in for REDCap (for online data entry) please contact us at [email protected] 

Is your name correct at ORCID?

The GlobalSurg 3 authorship list will be generated using the name you have registered at ORCID.

Please ensure the name on your ORCID registration appears exactly as you wish it to appear on any GlobalSurg 3 publications.

We will not be accepting name corrections via email – all changes must be made via your ORCID registration.  

Are you a medical student? 
Do you have 5 mins to share your experiences with the The NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma?
The NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma want all students to play a key role in global health development, both in clinical improvement and in academic research.We are asking all medical students worldwide to help us better understand the education and teaching experienced across the globe by completing our short survey:

GlobalSurg and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

New data protection rules come into force in Europe at the end of May 2018.
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