The network works closely with the research and development infrastructure service, NISCHR CRC
(National Institute for Social Care
& Health Research Clinical Research Centre) and in 2010 became one of 17 NISCHR Registered Research Groups
. Since that time
CYPRN has proven itself to be a highly successful research network having received over £53 million in research funding since its
The network strives to achieve this aim by establishing in excess of 10 Research Development Groups
annually which are funded
through a competitive process. The RDGs are assessed on the amount of funding they win from high quality, peer reviewed grant
applications together with the number of papers that have been accepted to peer reviewed journals.
The hope is that in the long term, the main achievement of CYPRN will be to improve child health throughout Wales and that the high
quality research stimulated and supported by the network will provide an evidence base for future child health policy and practice.
- Coordinate and facilitate the delivery of large-scale research studies that will translate basic science into ways of aiding the
health of children and young people.
- Broaden the scope and capacity of health resources for children and young people, including the participation of children and
young people in the research process.
- Help identify and develop new research into children and young people's health.
- Raise the standard of health research for children and young people within Wales, the UK and internationally.