Welsh Government

Clinical Research Portfolio

The Health and Care Research Wales Clinical Research Portfolio provides a comprehensive register of high-quality health and social care research studies being undertaken across Wales.

If you have a study that you think should be on the Portfolio please visit our Research Support page.

The Health and Care Research Wales Research Directory will be a comprehensive database of the high quality health and social care research studies currently active across Wales. It will include eligible non-commercial and industry funded research, social care research, Pathway to Portfolio studies, biobanks and research data registries. This policy provides further information on the Research Directory, a detailed outline of each category together with the eligibility criteria.   

The Research Directory is due to be fully implemented by the end of 2017.

For further information please contact Chris Norman – Portfolio@wales.nhs.uk 

View the studies

Follow the links below to view the list of open studies for each research area on the Clinical Research Portfolio. The complete list of studies is also available to download: Health and Social Care (pdf) or Cancer (pdf)

The Clinical Research Portfolio changes regularly as studies open or close, and is updated on a monthly basis.      


Infectious Diseases & Microbiology

Anaesthesia, perioperative medicine and pain management

Injuries & Emergencies


Mental Health

Cardiovascular Disease

Metabolic & Endocrine Disorders


Musculoskeletal Disorders

Critical Care

Neurological Disorders

Dementias & Neurodegeneration (DeNDRoN)



Oral & Dental Health


Primary Care

Ear, Nose & Throat

Public Health


Renal Disorders


Reproductive Health & Childbirth


Respiratory Disorders

Health Services & Delivery Research