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Aim of Research and Development Committee
The Research and Development Committee supports the research components of the mission of the EGSSA.
It aims to foster the scientific attitude of our members by awarding research prizes and grants.
Furthermore, the R&D committee wishes to provide a platform for sharing information tools (guide to making a survey and outcome measures) and to conduct surveys.
Specific Functions
1-    Research Grant Awards
Each year the EGSSA offers two research grants that are intended to promote and support either basic or clinical research related to shoulder and elbow pathology. The primary purpose of these grants is to foster projects that provide useful information and/or develop and provide methodological tools for the benefit of our society. The obtained knowledge will be at free disposal for EGSSA members.
2-    Best Paper Prize and Award
On the basis of abstracts submitted for the annual congress, the submissions with the highest scores from the reviewers overall and in each category are selected for additional review. The authors are requested to submit a full paper of their study. The best scoring full paper overall will be granted the Fleega  Best Paper Prize (60000nEGP).    
3-    Outcome measures and evaluation
The Research and Development committee advises on the appropriate use of outcome measures and evaluation systems for the shoulder and elbow. It provides a platform on the EGSSA website to easily find access to outcome measures used in shoulder and elbow research.
4-   Surveys and multicentre studies
The R&D Committee will undertake several surveys amongst its membership  and fosters the distribution of surveys by members through the website. A member wishing to conduct a survey through the EGSSA channel can submit a proposal to the R&D committee. After positive screening and review by the R&D committee members, the invitation and link to the survey can be distributed by mail and on the website. The website also offers a set of guidelines to compose a survey. The R&D Committee also offers a channel for collaboration in multicentre, epidemiological studies on more rare pathology.

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