RDCS Annual Event 2016: Increasing Research Capacity in Wales

Posted on 20 October 2016 by Mark Kelson

The Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) South East Wales held its annual showcase event recently. This is our longest running event, now in its sixth year, and it has been oversubscribed every time. In recent years, it has focused on the upcoming Research for Public and Patient Benefit (RfPPB) call. “This is the study
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Inside The Phoenix Project: Sharing Statistical Methods With The University of Namibia

Posted on 6 June 2016 by Mark Kelson

As part of Cardiff University’s Phoenix Project, senior statistician and Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) consultant Dr Mark Kelson from the Centre for Trials Research has just returned from assisting the University of Namibia (UNAM) to consider its statistics needs and discuss how they might approach embedding methodology. Working in line with the Welsh
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Methods: An Emerging Centre for Trials Research Theme

Posted on 26 April 2016 by Mark Kelson

It has been said that humans make an average of 35,000 decisions every day*. This seems like an underestimate when working in the Centre for Trials Research. Being part of a centre with 3 registered clinical trials units, we have many regulations and processes to follow; but anyone who has ever tried to answer a scientific question through
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