November Newsletter

The Global Surgical Outcomes Collaboration

Call for GlobalSurg 3 ValidatorsGeneral validator registration now open!

If you did not take part in primary data collection for GlobalSurg 3, but would still like to contribute to the study, we are now recruiting data validators

All validators will receive PubMed citation as authors on all publications arising from the study 

If you would like to take part in the GlobalSurg 3 validation exercise: 
  1. Check if your hospital has a data validator registered here: https://argoshare.is.ed.ac.uk/validation/
  2. If a validator is still required, please read the information below and then register here: https://is.gd/gs3validation

GlobalSurg 3 Validation Study

Data validation for GlobalSurg 3 will take place between October 2018 and February 2019. The purpose of the validation study is to demonstrate that the dataset is of high quality to facilitate publication in a high impact medical journal.

The validation study will involve checking case ascertainment and examining a small number of data points at each hospital. The results of the validation will not be used to change the primary dataset, only to observe how accurate the primary data is.

Each participating hospital will require a single additional collaborator to act as the data validator. All validators will be cited as authors on publications arising from the study. 
To be a data validator a collaborator:
  1. must work at a hospital contributing primary data to the study
  2. must have access to hospital records
  3. must not have taken part in the study already as a data collector