National Leads from the GECKO Study meet to discuss questions they have following on from the launch of the study in new webinar video

The online meeting that took place on the 31st July enabled all National Leads to ask a variety of questions to a panel of colleagues from the Operational Committee residing over the new study. Questions included issues relating to Data Transfer Agreement documentation, data validation, obtaining REDCap logins and information on data required for the 1 year follow-up for eligible patients.

The webinar is the first in a series of recordings that will be added to the official NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery (GSU) Youtube page that will provide information on the study as it progresses, with the general aim of the webinar series being to help provide an additional method for participants of the study to access information that may assist them during the study.

The GECKO Study (GlobalSurg-4) is an international observational cohort study that has already recruited over 1800 centres across 133 countries. The GlobalSurg Network collaborators will come to collect contemporaneous data on the performance and outcomes of cholecystectomy.

Further information on GECKO can be found by clicking here.