BOTA’s position on disseminating survey requests

Following the release of the BOTA’s new research decision tree, in collaboration with RCS England / BOA’s Surgical Specialty Leads (and associate SSLs), BOTA’s position regarding disseminating survey requests was discussed at length at the latest BOTA Committee Meeting.

The meeting held at the British Orthopaedic Congress (Glasgow, September 2021) unanimously agreed that BOTA will only support dissemination requests for projects that materially benefit the entire BOTA membership.

The means that BOTA is not able to badge any survey requests or publicise them via official communication channels unless they are vetted via the research decision tree-

(https://twitter.com/bota_uk/status/1446162651277668353?s=20). This has been done to ensure complete transparency.

However, we understand that some surveys may tackle pertinent clinical questions or form the basis of a trainee’s application for grants or higher degrees. We are happy to discuss these on an individual basis and signpost the appropriate channels (such as- regional collaboratives and sub-specialty trainee committees).

If you have any further queries, kindly contact academic@bota.org.uk