Background and Policy Context
The Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO) uses research, monitoring and evaluation to help make better public health policies and deliver better services.
One of its research themes is the Welsh Health Survey which is a major source of information about the health of people in Wales, the way they use health services, and the things that can affect people's health.
The National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR)aims to support the creation of high-quality evidence to both inform policy and benefit patients and the public. NISCHR also commissions and directly funds R&D activity, contract managing projects and initiatives to ensure that the highest standards are met.
Research Infrastructure and Networks
This section contains information on the research and development infrastructure in Wales, including the Clinical Research Collaboration Cymru (CRC Cymru), the All Wales Alliance of Research and Development (AWARD), the Wales Gene Park, the Wales Cancer Bank, and the Wales Cancer Research Network.
- National Institute for Social Care and Health Research Clinical Research Centre
- The All Wales Alliance of Research and Development
- Wales Gene Park
- Wales Cancer Bank
- Wales Cancer Research Network
Public Health Research
There are a number of public health related units and organisations that undertake research and development. Below is a list of such organisations that are involved in data and/or evidence and are linked to
- CAPIC: Collaboration for Accident Prevention and Injury Control
- Cardiff University School of Medicine
- CEPhI: Centre for Economics and Policy in Health - University of Wales, Bangor
- CHIRAL: Centre for Health Information, Research and evALuation – Swansea University
- CISHE: Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics
- DECIPHER: Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health ImpRovement
- Health Research Wales
- HIRU: Health Information Research Unit – Swansea University
- IMSCaR: Institute of Medical and Social Care Research - University of Wales, Bangor
- Institute of Rural Health
- NISCH: National Institute for Social Care and Health
- SURE: Support Unit for Research Evidence - Cardiff University
- Swansea University
- University of Glamorgan
- Velindre NHS Trust Research & Development
- Wales Rural Observatory
- WHIASU: Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit – Cardiff Institute
- WISERD: Wales institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods
Information on the Public Health Improvement Research Network is also available.