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

GlobalSurg 3 Update 

Data entry for GlobalSurg 3 has been exceeding all expectations!

In the last month, over 5000 patients were entered into REDcap.
The total number of patients is currently 12,250

Thank you to everyone who has been collecting data and helping to make GlobalSurg 3 the biggest ever international study into surgical outcomes for cancer patients!

Well done to everyone at this month’s top recruiting hospitals (in no particular order)
  • Shaukat Khanam Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (Pakistan)
  • Central University Hospital Of Asturias (Spain)
  • Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (UK)
  • Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics (Lithuania)
  • Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital (Spain)

Data Entry Deadlines

The data entry date for GlobalSurg 3 is
10pm Monday 17th December 2018

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

Completing your Data Entry on REDCap 

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]