Frequently asked questions about GlobalSurg 3
. I’m already subscribed to the GlobalSurg newsletter and registered with ORCID, do I need to do anything else?
Yes – everyone wishing to take part in data collection for GlobalSurg 3 must
register their team via our registration page. Registering will give you a log in for REDCap (for data entry) and ensure you are on the authorship list at the end of study. REDCap is our secure data entry platform into which all data must be entered to be included in final analyses.
Click here to register
Q. There are 4 of us at my hospital wishing to take part – can we be on the same team?
A. No – data collection teams for GlobalSurg 3 are a maximum of 3. If there are more than 3 people wishing to take part you will need to form multiple teams and collect separate, non-overlapping 4-week data collection periods
Q. Can I be the Hospital Lead at my centre?
. Hospital Leads will only be required at large centres where there are multiple teams wishing to take part in data collection. If this is the case please contact your National Lead to discuss. Hospital Leads must
be part of a registered data collection team
Click here to find and contact your National LeadQ. Can I be the National Lead for my country?
If you are from a country that does not have a National Lead appointed on our National Leads map and would like your country to join GlobalSurg please contact us
Click here to view the map Q. I have registered, what now?
After registering, please wait 7 days for your REDCap log in to arrive. Once you have your log in you can begin entering data into the study (provided you have the required local approval to collect and enter data into GlobalSurg 3 and you have completed the GlobalSurg 3 training module)Q. How do I access the GlobalSurg training module?
The training module can be accessed by clicking here
. Please click ‘Log in as guest’ and you will be able to access the GlobalSurg 3 training without a username or passwordQ. I have registered but my REDCap log in has not arrived before my data collection period starts
If you need to begin data collection before your REDCap log in arrives, please use the paper data collection form available to download from our website to record your data. You must then transfer your data to REDCap – only data entered into REDCap will be included in the study
Click here to find the paper data collection form
Q. I need to amend by registration – how do I do this?
A. Your name will appear on any authorship lists as the name on your ORCID ID. If you need to change your name, please do so in your ORCID registration.
If you wish to add an additional team member or change a team member, please contact us
Once you have received your REDCap log in you will have access to your registration form so you can check the entry
Q. How do I register for an ORCID ID and why do I need to?
A. Every collaborator wishing to take part in GlobalSurg 3 must have an ORCID ID.
ORCID gives every researcher a unique digital identifier which will make registering for GlobalSurg 3 simpler and, importantly, will make the authorship list generated at the end of study more accurate
If you do not have an ORCID ID, please sign up for one here