April 7, 2021
April 7, 2021
Process of application for WSACS endorsement (see flow chart)
|Applicant, WSACS member||WSACS CTWG|
|General feedback||May ask for advice regarding the aim, hypothesis and methods of planning the study.
Performing a systematic review as background before writing the study is supported/suggested to allow for the optimal study design (and possibly an additional paper for the authors).
|Provides general feedback, facilitates the networking of potential future collaborators and encourages the applicant to submit a formal research protocol where feasible.|
|Submission of research proposal for WSACS CTWG endorsement||Writes and submits the research proposal according to in WSACS CTWG guidelines (study protocol template is available on WSACS web-site from autumn 2015.||Provides template, evaluates the protocol and provides feedback and decision regards endorsement.
Endorsed studies will be allocated a CTWG trial number and an abstract of the research project will be published on the website.
|Translation of research plan into successful recruitment||Writes all the relevant documents (CRF, ethics application etc) and may send them to CTWG for feedback if required.||Provides feedback if requested|
|Study coordination and conduction||Coordinates and conducts the study and is responsible for its success||Assists with finding sites for multi-center studies. Promotes the study on web-page, at WSACS conferences and via email letters to WSACS members.|
|Analysis and publication||Performs the analysis and drafts the manuscript||Helps to obtain external statistical review (at the expenses of the applicant) if requested. Provides feedback on the manuscript if requested.|
Mail to the WSACS may be addressed to:
Rao R. Ivatury MD, Division Chair
Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery
P.O. Box 980454
Richmond, VA 23298-0454
For questions regarding the WSACS and its mission, please contact the WSACS Executive Committee.