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South East Wales Trials Unit

Funded by the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR - formerly WORD) in October 2006, the South East Wales Trials Unit draws together existing expertise in trials and other well designed multi-centre studies to form an experienced team to support excellence in Wales.

Aims :
  • increase the number of high quality trials in health and social care led by Welsh investigators
  • provide high quality co-ordination of multi-centre trials and other well designed studies across Wales, the UK and beyond
  • develop portfolios of expertise that are recognised both nationally and internationally
  • enhance collaborative working within the research and development infrastructure for Wales
  • Children & Young People
  • Behaviour Change
  • Medical Devices
  • Infections

High quality research requires excellent scientific methods, but also an emphasis on good collaborative working towards a common goal. SEWTU is aiming to build on its existing collaborations across Wales and beyond and is committed to working in partnership with all of the components of NISCHR to maximise the benefits to the people of Wales of this exciting initiative.

SEWTU is UKCRC-registered, demonstrating the ability to undertake large, multi-centre trials and other well designed studies to the highest standards.

Models of working with the Unit include full coordination, partnership, fellowships, studentships and discrete advice. We currently run 52 studies, with a combined value of more than £63m.