Scottish Trainees' Research in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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ScotRight was launched in 2022 with the aim of providing an easy path for trainees across Scotland to collaborate on multi-centre research and audit projects within the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.

We hope to empower members to launch ambitious projects and deliver impactful research across Scotland.

Membership is open to all trainees interested in becoming involved in GI research, including pre-specialty trainees.


Aug. 31, 2023 | Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

The evolution of ScotRIGHT: The first pan-Scotland physician trainee research network

Victoria EL Moffat, Paul N Brennan, Daniel R Gaya, Peter C Hayes, Shahida Din, and ScotRIGHT

Scotland has a distinguished track record in foundational clinical research. From the completion of the first clinical trial undertaken in scurvy to cloning the world’s first whole mammal, Scottish basic and clinical research is world leading. More recently, challenges in access to research skills, funding and programmes by clinical trainees led to the development of alternatives to these typical avenues of accessing research opportunities. Trainee networks evolved to meet the needs of trainees looking to access projects and collaboratives beyond audit and quality improvement commonly performed during structured training. These networks have enjoyed enormous success and have succeeded in progressing projects which have impactful outputs for patients, and improving clinical services. Here, we describe the foundation of the first pan-Scotland physician trainee research network; Scottish Trainees Research In Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ScotRIGHT). We outline the foundational efforts, requisites and foundations required to develop a research network.



Dr Damien Leith


Dr Josh Orpen-Palmer


Dr Dan Gaya

SSG Consultant Liaison

Dr Emily Brownson


Dr Shaun Chuah

Chief Technology Officer

Dr Victoria Moffat



Dr Paul Brennan


Dr Jennifer Cathcart

Social Media Officer
North of Scotland Regional Officer

Dr Gosia Grzelka

South East Scotland Regional Officer

Dr Rebecca Hall

East of Scotland Regional Officer


Dr Rosemary Haddock

West of Scotland Regional Officer

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