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The UK National Interventional Radiology Trainee Research (UNITE) Collaborative is a national trainee-led research collaborative in the field of interventional radiology/image-guided therapy. We run high-quality, impactful collaborative projects that improve  patient care. We also provide educational opportunities for trainees to learn about research. 


Scroll down to find out how you can get involved! Keep an eye on our social media for updates and subscribe to our mailing list below.

How to get involved

Visit our academic careers informational webpages

The 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, including the pages on AFP, ACF and research fellowships.

Online News Reading

View the current projects run by the UNITE Collaborative

The UNITE Collaborative runs multi-centre research projects on a rolling basis. View our active projects and follow the details on the relevant pages, and join our mailing list to be kept updated about new projects.

Business Team Research

Follow our dedicated twitter account for to academic IR

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

Digital social media

Attend our IR research events and journal club sessions

The main academic events we run are the annual Interventional Radiology Research Day, as well as educational events. Recordings of previous webinars are uploaded to the IR Juniors YouTube channel. 

Business Conference

View the collaborative's 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.


Submit your idea to run as the next national UNITE project

We are always looking for new project ideas to run as a national project. 

If you want to lead a national project, then submit your idea on, and email us at, and we will review the proposal and get in touch.


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