CiRN’s new year’s resolutions

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As probably most of you, the growing CiRN organising committee has started 2017 with a long agenda for the year to come: After implementing CiRN 2016, we’ll first of all be enhancing our engagement with all University of Glasgow colleges in order to foster scientific and social interactions among clinically-trained researchers of various backgrounds in Glasgow.

Besides continuing our traditional “lunchtime forum” format (For a list of topics covered in 2016, please refer to the “Past Events” section of our website.) and regular informal evening networking gatherings, we will soon launch a new “CiRN Workshop” series: Each of these half-day events is aimed at conveying a distinct soft or technical skill in an interactive manner. The first of several CiRN Workshops that have already been scheduled for 2017, an introduction to employing “R” programming for translational research projects, will be hosted by Dr Mark Salji on 08/02/2017 at the CRUK Beatson Institute. Places in all workshops will be limited, so please don’t forget to register online via our website well in advance.

We are currently drafting the programme and list of external speakers for the 2017 Clinicians in Research Network Conference, to be held on 01/09/2017, as well. After the success of CiRN’s Inaugural Meeting in 2016, this year’s conference will again comprise several sessions focused on career development for clinically-trained researchers, local examples of translational research with high impact, an opportunity to present your own scientific work and to win an award as well as plenty of time to mingle with other clinicians in research.

Please check out our website for regular updates; we are looking forward to meeting you at some of this year’s CiRN activities!


If you have any suggestions/questions to CiRN, would like to join our organising team or get involved otherwise, please do not hesitate to contact us at



With very best wishes for 2017 from all CiRN committee members,



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