Thank you for considering completing our survey. We are a group of researchers from the Universities of Leeds, Birmingham, Warwick, Cambridge and Kings College London. The MedTech Foundation is a student and trainee affiliation of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical MedTech Cooperative http://surgicalmic.nihr.ac.uk/medtechfoundation. The primary aim of the Foundation is to enthuse and engage students, trainees and early career researchers in interdisciplinary research and innovation 

Interdisciplinary collaboration (IC) is broadly defined as working with members from subject areas different to your own

This survey aims to explore the current exposure interdisciplinary collaboration amongst students, early career researchers, industry representatives and clinical trainees. 

The survey will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

All the questions are in English. You do not have to complete the survey and your participation is entirely voluntary. You will not be asked for your name or email address. However once you complete the survey you will have the opportunity to join our mailing list. We will not contact you again unless you join our list. 

To complete this survey you must be any one of the following:

1.   A current university student, undergraduate or postgraduate.

2.   A clinical trainee who has graduated within the last 5 years

3.   An early career researcher who has graduated within the last 5 years

4.   A member of the medical technologies and affiliated industries having graduated or left higher education within the last 5 years. 

If you have any questions about this study please email Dr William Bolton at the University of Leeds, w.s.bolton@leeds.ac.uk

This study has received ethical approval from the University of Leeds School of Medicine Research Ethics Committee (REF: MREC 18-016

By completing this survey it implies you consent to the collection of this anonymous information on your experiences. Your data will be stored at the University of Leeds in accordance with GDPR regulations and a summary of anonymised data will be analysed and published in reports and articles. As we do not link any names or email addresses to your survey responses, you will be unable to withdraw your response once you complete the survey as we will not be able to link you personally to the data.  If you begin the survey but change your mind about participating during the survey, you can simply close the window down and no data will be submitted.