Topic specific groups
The CSG has established Topic Specific Groups (PDF 529 KB) (TSGs) to focus the development of the CSG’s Strategy and support the development of study protocols.
The TSGs are principally disease-based, but each will address common themes and collaborate where appropriate.
All those interested in participating in the activities of the TSGs and contributing to strategic development are warmly invited to engage with one or more of the TSGs. Those approaching the CSG with study ideas will be directed in the first place to these TSGs. This is to optimise the experience and expertise in given areas so that, in accordance with NIHR CRN: Children and Arthritis Research UK guidelines, the best possible trial or study of that condition may take place.
Each TSG has a link-person from the CSG Scientific Membership to ensure integration into the whole CSG portfolio that will facilitate its activity. Please contact them directly if you are interested (or the CSG Chair). Clinical and multi-disciplinary participation is warmly encouraged. Lead investigator and collaborations for specific studies developed through the TSGs will be determined by those involved and actively contributing on scientific merit and responsibility.
Minutes of meetings and teleconferences of the TSGs will be submitted regularly to the CSG Chair and summary updates published on the website. Costs for meetings/conferences must be agreed a priori with the CSG Chair / Administrator.
For details of the TSGs that have been established, including contact details and initial developments, please see the Topic Specific Groups document (PDF 529KB)