Welsh Government

South East Wales Trials Unit

Leads

Michael Robling, Cardiff University
RoblingMR@cardiff.ac.uk
02920 687177

Professor Monica Busse
busseme@cardiff.ac.uk
02920 687559

Website
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/centre-for-trials-research

The South East Wales Trials Unit (SEWTU) is based in the Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University.

The Trials Unit has a mission to:

  • Improve the number and quality of trials (and other well designed studies) in health and social care led by Welsh based investigators
  • Co-ordinate multi-centre trials (and other well designed studies) across Wales, the UK and beyond;
  • Develop portfolios of expertise which are recognised both nationally and internationally
  • Enhance collaborative working within the Health and Care Research Wales infrastructure and beyond
  • Provide support and advice to staff working in health and social care within the Cardiff & Vale, Aneurin Bevan and Cwm Taf University Health Board areas to develop high-quality research proposals

The Trials Unit also has responsibility for delivering a Research Design and Conduct Service within the Cardiff and Vale, Cwm Taf and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board areas.

The Trials Unit will:

  • Maintain an international reputation established in infections, behaviour change and children & young people, to continue to develop devices research to gain an international reputation and to establish a portfolio of research in the older person
  • Develop its methodological portfolio with a particular focus on efficient trial design and individualising of interventions
  • Ensure patient and public involvement is appropriately embedded in all research and to provide community engagement and understanding of science more broadly
  • Build successful partnerships with other parts of the Health and Care Research Wales infrastructure and with the NHS and social care across South East Wales and beyond
  • Develop processes and systems to ensure that data and samples collected through prospective studies are available for future research

 

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