The Northern Surgical Trainees Research Association (NoSTRA) was relaunched in March 2015 by a group of surgical registrars, core trainees and foundation doctors. The goals of NoSTRA are to inspire, encourage and motivate surgical trainees to participate in high quality, well-designed multicentre clinical research. The collaborative template has been extremely successful in other regions across the UK and we hope to replicate similar success in the North East.

NoSTRA aims to empower trainees to conduct and lead clinical research projects and will support trainees with study design, protocol development, statistical analysis, ethical application, grant writing and study management. We invite trainees and medical students at all levels to attend the NoSTRA meetings and get involved.



Get involved

Do you want to get involved? NoSTRA welcomes anyone will to help with a projects and we are always after new ideas. You can contact us directly or leave us a comment.


NoSTRA plan to build a healthy portfolio, and authorship can often become a contentious issue. See here to see how the authorship works for publications gained from collaborative projects

Recent News

  • NoSTRA are proud to present the Peri-Operative Emergency Research Meeting
    Posted 18 Sep 2015, 09:31 by michael jones
  • MRCS Part B Revision Course Click here to book your tickets!
    Posted 11 Aug 2015, 10:48 by michael jones
  • NoSTRA led MRCS Part B Revision Course NoSTRA are running 3 evenings of MRCS revision in August to help candidates to prepare for the upcoming examination. Click the link to book your tickets
    Posted 18 Jul 2015, 05:46 by michael jones
  • July NoSTRA Meeting The next NoSTRA meeting is on the 6th July at 7.30 pmMr David Borowski, Colorectal Surgeon is the confirmed guest speaker,Hope to see you there
    Posted 11 Jun 2015, 13:46 by michael jones
  • LapCoGesic Deadline Extension The NoSTRA committee has decided to extent the period of data collection for the study. The new dates are:Data Collection Ends: 30th June30 day Follow Ends: 28th JulyLocal Data Validation and Central Data Submission: 4th August
    Posted 4 Jun 2015, 07:06 by michael jones
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