ABOS Data for Research
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) permits researchers to use select ABOS candidate data for research projects. Anyone seeking to use ABOS data must submit a research proposal to the Research Committee using this format. Non-Diplomates are allowed to submit a proposal, but they must work with an ABOS Diplomate.
The Research Committee approves research proposals. The Research Committee considers proposals twice annually. Proposals must be received by May 15 or November 15. Notification of the status of a proposal will be made within six weeks of the deadline.
Applicants should review the list of approved projects using the link on the left. Studies similar to those that have been approved in the last five years will undergo heightened review of detail showing reasons to repeat the study with the same data.
Proposals may be scanned and sent via email to Brenda Kulp.