The UK National Interventional Radiology Trainee Research (UNITE) Network is the first junior/trainee led research collaborative in interventional radiology, and was created with the goal of encouraging students and trainees to partake in research. Our initiatives include running multi-centre projects as well as a monthly journal club. The collaborative is supported by the BSIR, BSIRT & IR Juniors. 


If you would like to be a collaborator on any of our research projects, or have your own idea that you think could be run as a national audit project, get in touch with us!

View our current projects

The UNITE Collaborative runs multi-centre research projects on a rolling basis. Here, we keep a list of all of our active and past projects. If you would like to join one of these, then have a look at which projects are active and follow the details on the relevant pages.

Academic career advice and opportunities

The core aim of the UNITE collaborative is to encourage students and trainees into an academic career and provide the necessary information and opportunities in order to do so. Check out our academic careers pages, which contains lots of information about opportunities to get involved in an academic career at multiple stages, including the AFP, ACF and research fellowships.

Sign up to the monthly journal club

The main event we run is a monthly journal club - co-organised by BSIR Trainees and IR Juniors. Each month, we have a trainee presenting a core paper in interventional radiology, followed by a multi-disciplinary panel discussion. All previous journal club sessions are uploaded onto our YouTube channel for viewing. Have a look at the previous sessions and sign up here.

View at our academic output

UNITE has achieved early success in running multi-centre projects, as well as presenting at national/international conferences. View our previous presentations and publications here.

Follow us on social media @IRadResearch

Follow our dedicated twitter account for academic interventional radiology @IRadResearch. We post updates on our projects, links to interesting papers and other opportunities to get involved within academic radiology/interventional radiology.