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.


The ERC Project is starting soon

Click here to take part in our joint project with CORNET and INCARNNET

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

  • July 2018 Newsletter
    Posted 8 Jul 2018, 06:08 by Mike Jones
  • NoSTRA is pleased to announce its newest members! Core Trainee Rep – Leo Brown Social Media Rep – Annie Chan South Tees Rep – Diran Olatunbode Sunderland Royal Infirmary Rep – Lauren Jones Freeman Hospital Rep - Ashleigh Ivy
    Posted 15 Oct 2017, 07:15 by Mike Jones
  • NoSTRA are proud to present the Peri-Operative Emergency Research Meeting
    Posted 18 Sep 2015, 09:31 by Mike Jones
  • MRCS Part B Revision Course Click here to book your tickets!
    Posted 11 Aug 2015, 10:48 by Mike 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 Mike Jones
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