Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) Annual Conference 2017

Posted on 12 June 2017 by Fiona Lugg-Widger

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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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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Gwenllian Moody presenting on the challenge of collecting focus group data in partnership with geographically dispersed and time-pressed professionals.

South West Society for Academic Primary Care 2016 Annual Meeting

Posted on 23 March 2016 by Richard Haggerty

The South East Wales Trials Unit (SEWTU) based in the Centre for Trials Research at Cardiff University recently co-hosted the South West Society for Academic Primary Care 2016 Annual Meeting along with colleagues in the Division of Population Medicine. The event brought together over 160 experts and researchers in the field of primary care to present
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