The BESS Research Committee works to promote national shoulder and elbow surgical trials to its Members. The committee also run a research symposium at the annual meeting, usually focusing on a controversial area with a view to proposing topics for further national trials.

The committee is currently chaired by Mr Steve Drew, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire. The full membership list for the committee can be found here.

BESS is also active in national research projects and supporting its Members with local research projects. BESS Members currently run and are involved with four large multi-centred national surgical trials: UKUFF; CSAW; ProfHER; Clavicle.