Invitation for students of the Faculty of Medicine to participate in research activities
As the new academic year begins, we would like to invite you to join the Vilnius University Faculty of Medicine (VU MF) Student Research Network (SRN), to lead student research groups/teams, work on student theses, and carry out research activities.
Participation in the VU MF Student Research Network is voluntary. Membership of SRN is a free to VU MF students and researchers who are interested and involved in scientific activities full-time, undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The activities of the SRN are regulated by the Regulations of the Vilnius University Faculty of Medicine Student Research Network.
As of 2016, 48 SRN groups have been established by lecturers and students, and 36 are currently active (online access).
Every year, VU MF organises the Student Research Activity, where students present the results of their work, interesting clinical cases or analyses carried out in scientific groups together with VU MF scientists. The students’ research papers are published in the VU MF Student Research Conference publications. Students and first prize winners of group/cohort sections also deliver their presentations at the VU MF SRN Plenary Conferences.
In 2021, the work of the participants of the Faculty of Medicine Student Research Network (SRN) were evaluated by Life Science innovation experts from the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA). The innovation experts selected and invited for further development those entries whose work was characterised by innovation and commercial potential.
All Student Research Network members are welcome to join MS Teams/RSN activities. In this environment, we communicate and share SRN information and other relevant student research issues.
75th Student Research Network Conference at the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University
Presentation of research papers by the Student Research Network in the sections will take place on 15 -19 May 2023.
- One section is formed where there are 10 and more papers. If there are less than 10 papers, small groups are formed into one section. Please notify about the formed sections by 10 May 2023.
- Research papers are assessed in small groups and sections, and 3 best papers are selected. Winners of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd places will be awarded certificates.
- Only the papers which took the 1st place in the small groups and sections will be presented at the plenary conference on 19 May 2023.
Requirements for theses:
- The final date for submission of the theses is 25 April 2023;
- Theses must be submitted by email: ;
- The scope of the thesis must be up to 600 words (excluding the title, names of the authors and titles of the parts of the thesis);
- Correct language is required, Verdana font, size 12.
Structure of the thesis:
- The title of the thesis;
- The author(s) (indicate full name, the year);
- The supervisor(s) (indicate the position and/or pedagogical title and/or academic degree*, full name, department). The supervisor or consultant must be an employee of the Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University;
*Please note. First, indicate the position or pedagogical title or its abbreviation (Prof., Assoc. Prof.), then the academic degree (Dr Habil., Dr).
- parts of the thesis: aim, methodology, findings, conclusions, keywords (up to 5 in alphabetical order).
Abstract books of the Students Research Conference
Abstract book of LXXV Students Research Conference, 2023.
Abstract book of LXXIV Students Research Conference, 2022.
Abstract book of LXXIII Students Research Conference, 2021.
Abstract book of LXXII Students Research Conference, 2020.
Abstract book of LXXI Students Research Conference, 2019.
Abstract book of LXX Students Research Conference, 2018.
Student research papers and Biomedical Research Ethics Committee (BREC) approvals
Undergraduate students do not have a university degree and cannot be researchers. Their research work does not constitute biomedical research, as the aim of their work is not to develop and test new scientific hypotheses and generate new scientific knowledge, but to acquire the knowledge and skills that will be necessary for future research. The work is therefore exempt from the requirement to obtain the authorisation of the BREC.
You can find the clarification from the committee here.
If the student’s research idea and plan claim to generate new scientific knowledge, test new hypotheses, meet the requirements for biomedical research, and are supervised by an experienced researcher, you should check full details here.