Research Support Sessions

Professionals working in social care organisations (such as local authorities, charities or the third sector) or in Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) or Powys Teaching Health Board can access the service.

The team provides advice on all aspects of developing research proposals, including:

  • Focusing ideas and refining the research question(s)
  • How to conduct literature searches and undertake systematic reviews
  • Research design
  • Choice and application of quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • Selection of measures, including Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and tools which assess the quality of social care provision from the perspective of recipients
  • Including health economic analysis
  • Ensuring people can participate in their preferred language
  • Building a strong research team
  • Involving service users and the public in all stages of the research process
  • Signposting to other sources of support and potential research partners
  • Ascertaining the resources required
  • Identifying appropriate funding opportunities

We hold regular face to face sessions across BCUHB and Powys THB.

The sessions are designed to provide specific and tailored advice for your research proposals. We therefore require that you email us any information about your research ideas and application before the session.

Forthcoming sessions:

Date Time Venue Register by
Bronllys Hospital
13 March 2020 1:00–3:00pm Edward Ward, Block 14 6 March 2020
14 October 2020 1:00–3:00pm IT Training Room 7 October 2020
17 March 2021 1:00-3:00pm IT Training Room 10 March 2021
Ysbyty Gwynedd
6 May 2020 5:00–7:00pm R&D Office 29 April 2020
11 November 2020 5:00–7:00pm R&D Office 4 November 2020
Ysbyty Glan Clwyd
10 June 2020 10:00-12:00pm Seminar Room 3 June 2020
3 February 2021 10:00-12:00pm TBC 27 January 2021
Wrexham Maelor
15 April 2020 12:30-2:30pm Board Room 1 8 April 2020
30 September 2020 12:00–2:00pm Board Room 1 23 September 2020

In the light of the fast changing COVID-19 situation, planned RDCS face to face sessions will be kept under review and may not go ahead. However, telephone/ skype consultations can be arranged to replace these sessions as needed.

If you intend to come to a face to face session, please contact us: sessions only run when there are scheduled attendees.

If you cannot attend a research support clinic:

Other links:

  • An alternative place to find out about funding information and upcoming grant calls related to social care research, is the WSSCR website’s funding page and events diary
  • General advice about drafting grant applications can be accessed here
  • Health and Care Research Wales’ Research Route Map is designed to help guide health and social care researchers through the research process.