Delivering international studies through a collaborative research model

British Urology Researchers in Surgical Training (BURST) is a UK-based research
collaborative that designs and delivers large-scale research studies in urology.

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BURST is commited to achieving high quality research to improve patient care and have received several international awards for recent studies.



The BURST committee comprises of a diverse core committee as well as an advisory board of senior members and international representatives.



BURST is committed to education in the field of research – see our educational resources page and new projects such as LANDMARK

Ongoing Projects


Ward AdmiSsion of Haematuria: an Observational Multicentre Study

Now open to recruitment


New website launching in 2024
Evidence review of key papers in urology


Transurethral REsection and Single instillation intra-vesical chemotherapy Evaluation in bladder Cancer Treatment (RESECT) Improving quality in TURBT surgery.

RESECT is aGLOBAL multi-centre observational audit with randomised feedback to sites - now closed to recruitment.

Recent publications

Introducing WASHOUT: A Large-scale Observational Study of Inpatient Haematuria

Eur Urol Focus 2024

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ARTS: Lessons Learnt in Setting Up an International Multicentre Clinical Trial of an Investigational Medicinal Product in the UK

Eur Urol Focus 2023

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Scrotal point-of-care ultrasonography: a UK cross-speciality pilot training course evaluation.

BJUI 2023

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IDENTIFY: the investigation and detection of urological neoplasia in patients referred with suspected urinary tract cancer

BJUI 2021

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FIX-IT: BURST-BAUS consensus document for best practice in the conduct of scrotal exploration for suspected testicular torsion

BJUI 2022

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Audit, Feedback, and Education to Improve Quality and Outcomes in Transurethral Resection and SIIVC for NMIBC: Protocol

JMIR Res Protoc. 2023

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Our Support

Below are some of our main sponsors & funders who have provided support for project delivery



The Urology Foundation

Rosetrees Trust

Rosetrees Trust

Supportor of RESECT study

Medac Pharma UK

Medac Pharma UK

Supportor of RESECT study

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