Events

RDCS Writing Retreat Achieves 95% Customer Satisfaction From NHS And Social Care Delegates Seeking To Submit Research Funding Applications

Posted on 6 December 2017 by Philip Pallmann

3-Day Residential Retreat Early in November the Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) South East Wales hosted a three-day residential writing retreat at the Old Rectory hotel in Llangattock near Crickhowell. 16 researchers from all over South Wales attended the event, working on seven distinct research proposals targeting the upcoming Research for Patient and Public
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Right Evidence, Better Decisions: National Institute of Health Research Dissemination Centre

Posted on 19 July 2017 by Victoria Shepherd

Background Earlier this month I was invited to attend an event at the Wellcome Collection in London being held to launch the latest themed review by the National Institute of Health Research Dissemination Centre. The Dissemination Centre help clinicians, commissioners and patients to make evidence-based decisions about which treatments and practices are most effective and
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Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) Annual Conference 2017

Posted on 12 June 2017 by Fiona Lugg

Background I attended the Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) annual conference in Edinburgh, 1-2 June 2017. There were around 300 delegates with almost 100 talks. Attendees were from across the UK, Korea, Italy, Germany, Australia and the United States, this included representative from various Governments, Funders, Academia & members of the Scottish Public Panel. The Administrative
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We’re Not In Kansas Anymore … Or Even Wales

Posted on 24 May 2017 by Michael Robling

Background In the last fortnight I was fortunate to have attended the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Francisco at the vast Moscone Convention Center. Around 6000, mostly US-based, delegates attended and yet were all comfortably accommodated within just one of the three parts of the centre (and the smaller one at that).
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Centre for Trials Research Qualitative Group Away Day 2017

Posted on 10 April 2017 by Kim Madden

Background The Centre for Trials Research qualitative group held an away day on March 23rd 2017 in the scenic setting of Aberdare Hall at Cardiff University. The group is a significant size with a high publication output – as well as being one of several specialist areas of research excellence within the largest team of academic clinical trials
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Too Much Information: World Autism Awareness Week

Posted on 30 March 2017 by Andrea Meek

Background This week (March 27th – 2nd April 2017) is World Autism Awareness Week. Claire Johnson (Head of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs– Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University) gave a very personal presentation to Centre for Trials Research colleagues on autism based on the Too Much Information film by the National Autistic Society. The film
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Mental Capacity Action in Research Event

Posted on 27 March 2017 by Victoria Shepherd

The National Mental Capacity Forum and Health and Care Research Wales recently hosted the Mental Capacity: Action in Research conference in Cardiff, which aimed to bring together researchers and other key stakeholders (including research participants) from across the UK to develop a consensus about improving access to health and social care research for adults with
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RDCS Supports Wide Range Of Researchers To Successfully Submit Proposals For Public And Patient Benefit (RfPPB) Funding Scheme

Posted on 20 February 2017 by Sue Channon

Research for Public and Patient Benefit (RfPPB) In the Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) South East Wales team, we have been supporting 20 NHS-lead staff teams to develop applications for submission to the 2017 Health and Care Research Wales Research for Public and Patient Benefit (RfPPB) funding scheme. This scheme funds clinician-led research directed at
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First All-Wales Research Design and Conduct Service Residential Writing Retreat

Posted on 19 January 2017 by Mark Kelson

A successful 3-day writing retreat The Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) South East Wales recently hosted the first All-Wales Research Design and Conduct Service residential writing retreat. The retreat was aimed primarily at teams of researchers targeting the imminent Research for Patient and Public Benefit (RfPPB) funding call and was designed to provide an
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Health and Wellbeing in Pregnancy and Early Motherhood Event

Posted on 13 January 2017 by Aimee Grant

Event background An event is being held today at the Cardiff Story, organised by the Centre for Trials Research and CASCADE Research, to launch the findings of the Health and Wellbeing in Pregnancy study, and to bring together health professionals and academics with an interest in promoting healthy pregnancy and early years. The symposium will
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