The British Association for Study of the Liver (BASL) has set up a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs). These groups are linked to the NIHR’s Clinical Research Network topic areas and to the BSG/BASL Liver Research Development Group. The SIGs aim to promote and encourage collaborative research and clinical trials in liver disease. Specific functions include the following: helping to co-ordinate funding bids, linking with the NIHR and other funders; developing long-term clinical databases for disease areas; producing guidelines, case studies and other publications; and responding to consultations.
Each SIG is expected to meet at least once a year. More information on currently active SIGs may be viewed in the “About” section of the BASL website. Anyone wishing to join a SIG may email Samantha@basl.org.uk.