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UKCRC Health Research Classification System

5.4 Surgery

Main inclusion criteria

Development of surgical, obstetric and dental interventions including:

  • histocompatability, transfusions, transplantations including xenograft studies and bone marrow transplants
  • mechanisms of recovery, tolerance, rejection and side effects including infection
  • testing in in vitro and in vivo model systems


Advice on research activities

Includes obstetrics and dental research and tissue grafts, whole organ or bone marrow transplants.

Includes all aspects of research related to development of surgery and surgical procedures.

Includes studies on understanding transplant tolerance and rejection.

Includes invasive mechanical procedures.

Excludes cell grafts, cell transplants and cell therapies which will involve transplantation but should only be coded as 5.2 Cellular and gene therapies.

Official terminology

Full name of code

Short name Unique ID
5.4 Surgery 5.4 Surgery



Related external links

Common Scientific Outline (CSO) – 5.1 Localised Therapies – Discovery and Development