Introduction to the UK Thrombosis Research Network (UK-TReN)

What is UK-TReN?

This is an informal clinician-led network of healthcare professionals with an interest in thrombosis research. It was formed as an off-shoot from the Haematology CRN group by a small number of haematologists.


  • To create a multi-disciplinary network of individuals interested in or actively pursuing thrombosis research
  • To increase the number of CRN portfolio adopted studies pertaining to thrombosis
  • To increase clinician/scientist collaboration in thrombosis
  • To join INVENT, thereby enhancing international collaboration

Who can join?

Anyone who is interested in thrombosis research!

All allied health professionals, doctors, midwives, nurses, and scientists are welcome.

What are the benefits of joining?

  • Ease of access to research-active multi-disciplinary collaborators nationally
  • Cross-fertilisation between basic scientists and clinicians
  • Influence the future direction of UK-TReN as it forms
  • Future access to INVENT benefits (if application successful)
    • access to funding opportunities (Dragons’ Den Competition; Kickstarter Awards, ISTH-INVENT Fellowship Awards) and resources
    • Training/networking opportunities for HaemSTAR/other registrar groups
    • participate in network collaborations, projects, and educational seminars
    • participate in networking events
    • Voting on INVENT Council with international key opinion leaders to help foster international collaboration in clinical VTE research (2 Council members/country)

How can I be more involved?

  • Attend the virtual welcome meeting on 28th March 17:00-18:00 GMT
  • Register (free of charge) in advance
  • Spread the word - invite your colleagues, collaborators, approach your specialist society to further promote the network
  • Share ideas across the network (email communications can be disseminated by Dr Lara Roberts below)

How do I join?

Email or

On behalf of UK-TReN steering committee:

Prof Raza Alikhan, Dr Deepa Arachchillage, Dr Catherine Bagot, Dr Gary Benson, Dr Tina Biss, Dr Richard Buka, Dr Nikki Curry, Jo Jerrome, Dr Gill Lowe, Dr Jayna Mistry, Dr Lara Roberts.