The Radiology Academic Network for Trainees (RADIANT)

A Joint Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)-National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Initiative

The Radiology Academic Network for Trainees (RADIANT) is a national trainee-led consortium, supported by the RCR CR academic committee, aiming to:

  • Increase trainee engagement in audit and research, including recruitment to National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) portfolio studies

  • Increase trainee engagement in national and international scientific meetings

  • Involve trainees in publications through the consortium, ‘The RADIANT Network’

  • Improve research training for trainees

Launched on 8 March 2019, RADIANT links regional trainee networks who will work together to deliver network projects including national snapshot audits, observational research studies and assist in recruitment to NIHR CRN portfolio studies.  

Trainees will have the support of research-active consultants who will provide guidance and mentorship.

It is envisaged that there will be an annual meeting where audits and research projects will be discussed, prioritised and selected for the year ahead.  

An annual report of activities will be provided to the RCR CR Academic Committee.

Current training schemes involved

Phase 1

  • London (North Central and East, South, North West)
  • East of England  (Norwich and Cambridge)
  • Yorkshire and Humber (Leeds)
  • South Wales (Cardiff)
  • South West (Peninsula)

Phase 2

  • KSS
  • East Midlands (Nottingham)
  • North East
  • North West (Mersey)
  • Thames Valley (Oxford)
  • Wessex (Portsmouth and Southampton)
  • Yorkshire and Humber (Hull & East Yorkshire and Sheffield)
  • South West (Severn)

Further training centres who are interested should email the Policy and Academic Research Coordinator with named contacts (senior and junior trainees and, consultant mentor).