GlobalSurg-2: Invitation to take part in an international surgical outcomes project!

By James Glasbey | 23 Dec, 2015

GlobalSurg is an international network of surgical researchers, including YOU!

All collaborators welcome! Nurses, nursing students, midwives, medical students...please do get in touch!

**About GlobalSurg**

Our projects aim to give grass-root surgeons the opportunity to participate in high-impact collaborative outcomes studies, without the need for extra resources or funding. Our protocols are designed to ensure they are easy for local surgeons to execute. Every collaborator will be a Pubmed citable co-author on the final paper; we will aim for high impact factor surgical journals.

Our first project, GlobalSurg-1, included outcomes data on over 10,000 emergency intraperitoneal operations from 58 countries. Over 1500 researchers participated, gaining citable co-authorship.

Our 2nd international project…

"GlobalSurg-2: Determining the worldwide epidemiology of surgical site infections after abdominal surgery"

…will be running from January - July 2016! We invite you and your colleagues to participate at your local hospital. Our growing research network now includes over 3000 clinicians in more than 75 countries!

**Why get involved in GlobalSurg-2?**

- Monitor and improve outcomes for your surgical patients, guided by a simple study protocol. Available in a number of languages!
- Be part of a dynamic, worldwide network of surgeons, surgical trainees, and medical students
- Contribute to a large, international data set with potential for global improvement in the delivery of care
- Gain citable co-authorship in high-impact surgical journals
- Demonstrate research and leadership skills for future job applications
- Represent your country, region, or hospital in a 'local lead' role
- Complete free, certified e-Learning modules
- Be involved in the future design of Global randomised studies!

**Want to learn more?**

Visit our website:
View our YouTube video:
View our study protocol:
Register to participate:

We look forward to collaborating with you on this exciting international project!

GlobalSurg Steering Group

Twitter: @GlobalSurg

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Yonas Girma Replied at 2:13 AM, 24 Dec 2015

I want to join this research i am working in Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital As CIRHT site coordinators

James Glasbey Replied at 7:17 AM, 24 Dec 2015

Hi Yonas,

We would be delighted to receive your contribution!

In the first instance, we recommend:
1. You take a look at our study protocol, available at:
2. You create a small team of data collectors (3 people), including one surgeon at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital
3. You register this team on our data collection site:
4. You discuss the approval of this study with your local audit, or research department, or get the approval of the surgical director at your hospital
5. You're good to go!

I would be very happy to help you with any/all steps of this process - please do email my personal email at

Look forward to working with you!

All the best,


GlobalSurg Team

Andongabi Kenedy Abendong Replied at 8:26 AM, 24 Dec 2015

Hi James, greetings from Cameroon.

I am a nurse working at the Bamenda regional hospital, with a good
experience in clinical research. I am more than interested to be part of
the team is it ok for me to go ahead with the process?

James Glasbey Replied at 2:00 AM, 30 Dec 2015

Hi Andongabi,

We would be delighted to welcome you to the GlobalSurg collaborative!

We currently do not have a country leader in Cameroon for the GlobalSurg project - is this something you would be interested in?
Can you contact me on so we can discuss further?

In the meantime in may be worth taking a look at our project protocol, available at:

Very much look forward to hearing from you and hope you had a lovely Christmas!

James Glasbey Replied at 2:01 AM, 30 Dec 2015

Dear Yonas,

We currently have a country lead in Ethiopia - perhaps you could get in contact so you can get the project set up?
Mengistu Worku, email:

Any further thoughts?
Would be very happy to support in any way possible.

Happy new year!

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