Welsh Government

What is the Health and Care Research Wales Portfolio? 

The Health and Care Research Wales Portfolio is a register of high quality health and social care research studies active in Wales. Registering on the portfolio gives you access to NHS support for study delivery like research nursing.

Each UK country manages its own research portfolio and researchers need to register their study in the country where they plan to conduct the research. Commercial and non-commercial research studies can be registered on the portfolio. Each study has to meet specific criteria to be eligible for the research portfolio in all UK countries.

Eligibility criteria can be found here.

Researchers are required to provide regular reports of numbers of participants recruited to the study. This is a straightforward process and support is available to researchers to help them report activity, contact the portfolio team here.

It is important to register the study on the Health and Care Research Wales Portfolio in order to access study delivery support within the NHS. The national research portfolio in each UK country also provides research activity data to inform how funding is allocated across the research infrastructure in the UK. The review of study eligibility to be on the portfolio is conducted when the researcher applies for permissions to conduct the research through the online Integrated Research Application System (IRAS).

Researchers are required to provide regular reports of numbers of participants recruited to the study. This is a straightforward process and support is available to researchers to help them put reporting in place.

For more information:

The Research Directory team can provide assistance and training on how to upload data, email the team to request this training. 

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