September Newsletter

The Global Surgical Outcomes Collaboration

Call for Validators

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

Validator Registration

  • Each participating hospital requires 1 validator 
  • Check if your hospital already has a validator registered by clicking here
  • If your hospital requires a validator, please contact your National Lead by clicking here – select your country from the dropdown menu and complete the form giving details of which centre you wish to validate.

Completing your GlobalSurg 3 Data Collection and Entry

If you have completed your data collection period for GlobalSurg 3, please ensure your data entry is complete on REDCap 

In preparation for the validation study, we need your Data Collection Completion forms in the Authorship project on REDCap to be completed.

Full instructions on how to ensure your data collection and entry is complete can be found here

Data Collection Deadlines

All 4-week periods must commence by the first week in October

If you have not yet started your data collection, there is still time to collect and enter data on your patients, but you must begin your 4-week period by the first week of October.

All 4-week data collections periods must be concluded by October 31st; 30-day follow-up data for patients entered during October will be collected during November, but no new patients should be collected after October 31st

Still time to register for GlobalSurg 3!

GlobalSurg 3: Quality and outcomes after global cancer surgery: a prospective, international cohort study

GlobalSurg 3 is aiming to be the biggest ever international study examining cancer surgery outcomes

We now have 93 countries registered to collect data – can you help us reach our target of 100 countries taking part? 

Data collection is open until 31st October 2018 – if your hospital is performing surgery for breast, gastric or colon cancer there is still time to form a team and enter patients from your hospital

Is your country or hospital registered yet? Check by clicking the GS3 in numbers tab at the GlobalSurg Data Centre