Welsh Government

Research Infrastructure Map

Health and Care Research Wales provides an innovative infrastructure to support and increase capacity in research and development. The new infrastructure also allows a sharper focus on Wales’ current and emerging areas of excellence.

 


Research Centres
Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research
Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research

The Swansea University led Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research has a mission to become a world class research centre, addressing internationally important questions in ageing and dementia. 

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National Centre for Mental Health
National Centre for Mental Health

The Cardiff University led National Centre for Mental Health focuses on mental illness, neurodevelopmental disorders and learning disability conditions at all stages and in all areas of life.

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National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research
National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research

The Swansea University led National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research aims to make Wales a world leader in population health science by generating an evidence base for public health policies, services and interventions and optimising take up on a scale that makes a population level impact. 

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PRIME Centre Wales
PRIME Centre Wales

The Cardiff University led Wales Centre for Primary and Emergency Care Research (PRIME Centre Wales) aims to improve health and wellbeing through undertaking high-quality research on topics of national policy priority in primary and emergency care and ensuring that findings are translated into policy and practice. 

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Wales Cancer Research Centre
Wales Cancer Research Centre

The Cardiff University led Wales Cancer Research Centre will perform and support cancer research of the highest quality, across the translational spectrum, focusing on important areas of clinical need, for the short- and long-term benefit of patients and the public. 

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Research Units
Brain Repair and Intracranial Neurotherapeutics (BRAIN) Unit
Brain Repair and Intracranial Neurotherapeutics (BRAIN) Unit

The Cardiff University led Brain Repair and Intracranial Neurotherapeutics (BRAIN) Unit aims to be a UK centre of excellence for delivering novel cell/drug/growth factor therapies to patients with currently untreatable neurological and neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s disease, epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. 

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Diabetes Research Unit Cymru
Diabetes Research Unit Cymru

The Swansea University led Diabetes Research Unit Cymru will address the important social and healthcare needs in diabetes by undertaking and supporting a comprehensive, integrated translational research programme, designed to advance development and implementation of therapeutic strategies for prevention, treatment and self-management of diabetes. 

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Wales Kidney Research Unit
Wales Kidney Research Unit

The Cardiff University led Wales Kidney Research Unit will deliver an all-Wales strategy for the study of diagnosis, prevention, treatment and social context of kidney disease. 

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School for Social Care Research
Clinical Trials Units
South East Wales Trials Unit
South East Wales Trials Unit

The Cardiff University led South East Wales Trials Unit aims to: improve the number and quality of trials (and other well-designed studies) in health and social care led by Wales-based investigators; coordinate multi-centre trials (and other well-designed studies) across Wales, the UK and beyond...

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North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health
North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health

The Bangor University led North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Wales and beyond by evaluating complex interventions in health and social care and advancing the theory and practice of randomised controlled trials and other rigorous designs for evaluation.

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Swansea Trials Unit
Swansea Trials Unit

The Swansea University led Swansea Trials Unit is currently funded by Welsh Government to provide a Research Design and Conduct Service within the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg and Hywel Dda University Health Board areas.

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Infrastructure Support Groups
Welsh Health Economics Support Service
Welsh Health Economics Support Service

The Bangor University led Welsh Health Economics Support Service has a mission to support research and improve decision-making in health and social care in Wales by providing health economic support at the early conceptual stages of proposal planning, in research funding applications, in research practice and in the dissemination of information. 

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Wales Gene Park
Wales Gene Park

Led from Cardiff University, the Wales Gene Park promotes and facilitates Welsh medical genetic and genomic research and educates and informs the public and health professionals about the issues and opportunities this raises. 

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Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank
Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank

Led from Swansea University, the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) databank is an internationally-recognised research group that works to anonymise and link routinely collected data from the NHS and other sources in a safe and secure way for the purposes of supporting health and social care research.

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Support and Delivery
Health and Care Research Wales Support Centre
Health and Care Research Wales Support Centre

The Support Centre’s role is to facilitate the implementation of  Welsh Government policies and strategies by providing centralised support functions and services for the health and social care research community in Wales. 

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Health and Care Research Wales Research Delivery Staff
Health and Care Research Wales Research Delivery Staff

Research Delivery Staff provide a nationally co-ordinated service to support research delivery in health and social care in Wales. The Research Delivery Staff is organised into three regional Networks and provides a managed team of research administrators, research officers, research nurses, clinical studies officers... 

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NHS Research and Development (R&D) Offices
NHS Research and Development (R&D) Offices

Research & Development (R&D) is a core function of NHS Wales. There are seven Health Boards and three all-Wales Trusts. All organisations have a R&D team led by a R&D Director to provide a range of services. 

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