The aim of the service is to support staff working in social care and NHS in developing research projects for public benefit as well as improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Wales, and is funded by the Welsh Government.
The All Wales Research Design and Conduct Service provides guidance and advice to enable researchers to both assess the potential of an idea and to develop a study or trial idea effectively up to the point of application for funding.
Support includes advice on well-constructed funding proposals, sound methodology and study design and more general advice on how to put together effective costings that will account for all resources required throughout the trial.
The service is free for NHS and social care professionals who meet the following minimum criteria:
NHS staff also need to ensure that:
If you work in social care and are unsure whether you are eligible for support, please contact the relevant team below, who can advise you of the latest guidelines.
The All Wales RDCS brings together three Research Design and Conduct Service teams based at Cardiff University, Bangor University and Swansea University. For more information, please contact your local office:
For researchers based in South East Wales, please contact the Research Design and Conduct Service South East Wales, based in the Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University.
For researchers based in North Wales and Mid Wales, please contact the North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health’s Research Design and Conduct Service, based at Bangor University.