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Integrating for Excellence To d a y ’ s Re s e a rc h ; To m o r row ’ s Ca re 1


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CONTENT

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Introduction

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Engagement, Involvement and Participation

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Health and Care Research Wales Infrastructure

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Research Centres Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research Wales Cancer Research Centre National Centre for Mental Health National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research PRIME Centre Wales (the Wales Centre for Primary and Emergency Care Research)

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Research Units Brain Repair and Intracranial Neurotherapeutics (BRAIN) Unit Diabetes Research Unit Cymru Wales Kidney Research Unit

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Clinical Trials Units South East Wales Trials Unit North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health Swansea Trials Unit

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Infrastructure Support Groups Welsh Health Economics Support Service Wales Gene Park Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank

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Support and Delivery NHS Research and Development Workforce Support Centre

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School for Social Care Research

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Grant Schemes

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Research Capacity Building Collaboration

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Community

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INTRODUCTION

Health and Care Research Wales is a national, multi-faceted virtual organisation. It is funded and overseen by the Welsh Government’s Division for Social Care and Health Research. Health and Care Research Wales provides an infrastructure to support and increase capacity in research and development (R&D), runs a range of responsive funding schemes and manages the NHS R&D funding allocation.

VISION

During October and November 2013, stakeholders including public representatives, the NHS, social care organisations, universities, industry, the third sector and other government departments - were engaged to review the health and social care research infrastructure and programmes funded by Welsh Government and help determine what changes should be made. This facilitated the development of a proposal document that was externally peer-reviewed, approved by the Minister for Health and Social Services, and is now being implemented.

To achieve our vision we will:

Health and Care Research Wales’ innovative infrastructure and portfolio of funded programmes consolidates, updates and builds on what has been created and delivered to date, placing Wales at the international forefront of health and social care research. The new infrastructure allows a sharper focus on Wales’ current and emerging areas of excellence. It will ensure that an integrated, interdisciplinary, interagency, all-Wales approach is taken across the translational spectrum. The citizens of Wales will be central to an infrastructure and programmes that lead to major gains in health and wellbeing, effectiveness of services and the generation of national wealth.

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Our vision is for Wales to be internationally recognised for its excellent health and social care research that has a positive impact on the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the people in Wales.

STRATEGIC AIMS

• ensure public involvement and engagement is central to what we do and visible in all elements of it; • ensure our work is aligned to Welsh Government policy and has real impact; • fully integrate our infrastructure and programmes across health and social care; • invest in areas in which Wales excels and is unique; • increase capacity in health and social care research in Wales; • develop systems that ensure excellent delivery and maximise the use of our resources.

Professor Jonathan Bisson Director of Health and Care Research Wales


ENGAGEMENT, INVOLVEMENT & PARTICIPATION

Public involvement in health and social care research ensures the public of Wales are equal partners in the creation of new knowledge and truly have a voice in health and social care research activity. Meaningful involvement of the public in shaping research design and delivery helps improve the quality of health and social care research. This leads to research that is more relevant to people’s needs and concerns, and more likely to have an impact on not only their own health and wellbeing but on the health and wellbeing of their family, friends and the public as a whole. To ensure the public are given the opportunities to be involved in and have a say on how health and social care research is prioritised, funded, developed, designed and delivered, it is Health and Care Research Wales’ ambition to create an environment where the population of Wales is pro-actively engaged with research. To help achieve this, one of our strategic priorities is facilitating, enabling and increasing wider and inclusive public involvement, engagement and participation in research in Wales.

Central to this ambition are interrelated components: • HealthWise Wales will be the primary mechanism for raising awareness and will provide direct and proactive engagement for the public with research. • The Health and Care Research Wales Support Centre will be responsible for coordinating operational activity, focusing on public involvement and engagement advice and guidance for researchers and the public. • The Health and Care Research Wales infrastructure will have direct responsibility for facilitating public involvement within their work programmes. Health and Care Research Wales is committed to involving the public not only in our own work, but using our influence to champion the interests of the public more widely. Accordingly, it is our vision to create a culture whereby all health and social care research that takes place in Wales happens ‘with the public, for the public’.

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HEALTH AND CARE RESEARCH WALES INFRASTRUCTURE

RESEARCH CENTRES RESEARCH UNITS

Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research

Brain Repair and Intracranial Neurotherapeutics (BRAIN) Unit

National Centre for Mental Health Wales Kidney Research Unit Wales Cancer Research Centre Diabetes Research Unit Cymru PRIME Centre Wales

National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research

SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL CARE RESEARCH

Health and Care Research Wales

CLINICAL TRIALS UNITS

SUPPORT & DELIVERY

South East Wales Trials Unit Support Centre North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health

Workforce

Swansea Trials Unit NHS Research & Development Offices:

• Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT GROUPS

• Aneurin Bevan University Health Board • Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board • Cardiff & Vale University Health Board • Cwm Taf University Health Board

Welsh Health Economics Support Service

• Hywel Dda University Health Board • Powys teaching Health Board • Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust • Velindre NHS Trust

Wales Gene Park

Secure Anonymised Information Linkage Databank (SAIL)

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• Public Health Wales


RESEARCH CENTRES

Research Centres have an all-Wales remit to support multi-disciplinary health and social care research teams who have a track record of research excellence, to address areas of public benefit and need.

CENTRE FOR AGEING AND DEMENTIA RESEARCH The Swansea University led Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research has a mission to become a world class research centre, addressing internationally important questions in ageing and dementia. It will do so by integrating multi-disciplinary activity and developing areas of expertise from biological, psychosocial and environmental research, through to social policy in ageing and dementia.

WALES CANCER RESEARCH CENTRE The Cardiff University led Wales Cancer Research Centre will perform and support cancer research of the highest quality, across the translational spectrum, focusing on important areas of clinical need, for the short- and long-term benefit of patients and the public. It will be a comprehensive cancer research centre with strong academic and NHS clinical leadership and a multi-disciplinary Senior Management Team. It will have an all-Wales brief, involving key research excellent groups in South West Wales (Swansea) and North Wales (Bangor).

Lead

Professor John Chester ChesterJD@cardiff.ac.uk 029 2074 5452

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Professor Judith Phillips Judith.E.Phillips@swansea.ac.uk 01792 602341

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR MENTAL HEALTH The Cardiff University led National Centre for Mental Health focuses on mental illness, neurodevelopmental disorders and learning disability conditions at all stages and in all areas of life. Mental illness and learning disability are major causes of suffering and contribute greatly to the social and economic burden of disease in Wales and beyond. At present there are significant inequalities between physical and mental health care.

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Professor Ian Jones JonesIR1@cardiff.ac.uk 029 2068 8327

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NATIONAL CENTRE FOR POPULATION HEALTH AND WELLBEING RESEARCH The Swansea University led National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research aims to make Wales a world leader in population health science by generating an evidence base for public health policies, services and interventions and optimising take up on a scale that makes a population level impact. The Centre will have a particular focus on population health science in the priority policy areas of children and young people and the promotion and maintenance of health through an extended working life.

PRIME CENTRE WALES (THE WALES CENTRE FOR PRIMARY AND EMERGENCY CARE RESEARCH) The Cardiff University led Wales Centre for Primary and Emergency Care Research (PRIME Centre Wales) aims to improve health and wellbeing through undertaking high-quality research on topics of national policy priority in primary and emergency care and ensuring that findings are translated into policy and practice.

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Professor Adrian Edwards EdwardsAG@cardiff.ac.uk 029 2068 7186

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Professor Ronan Lyons r.a.lyons@swansea.ac.uk 01792 513484

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RESEARCH UNITS

Similar to the Centres, Research Units will support health and social care research teams to address areas of public benefit and need. However, Units will focus on more specific areas of research, such as certain points on the translational scale and/or areas of emerging strength in Wales.

BRAIN REPAIR AND INTRACRANIAL NEUROTHERAPEUTICS (BRAIN) UNIT The Cardiff University led Brain Repair and Intracranial Neurotherapeutics (BRAIN) Unit aims to be a UK centre of excellence for delivering novel cell/drug/growth factor therapies to patients with currently untreatable neurological and neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s disease, epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. The BRAIN Unit will bridge a resource gap at the neurosurgical NHS trials support interface, supporting pre-clinical laboratory and imaging validation, first-in-man clinical trials and driving novel therapies onward into clinical practice.

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Professor William Gray GrayWP@cardiff.ac.uk 029 2068 8491

DIABETES RESEARCH UNIT CYMRU The Swansea University led Diabetes Research Unit Cymru will address the important social and healthcare needs in diabetes by undertaking and supporting a comprehensive, integrated translational research programme, designed to advance development and implementation of therapeutic strategies for prevention, treatment and self-management of diabetes.

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Professor Steve Bain s.c.bain@swansea.ac.uk 01792 602205

WALES KIDNEY RESEARCH UNIT The Cardiff University led Wales Kidney Research Unit will deliver an all-Wales strategy for the study of diagnosis, prevention, treatment and social context of kidney disease. The Unit will use excellence in basic science to test existing clinical approaches to underpin discovery, design and pre-clinical development of prototype diagnostics and therapies for kidney disease. It will provide core infrastructure enabling researchers, clinical staff, patients, families and carers to work together, to answer important health and social care research questions, and to develop state-of-the-art services that benefit population needs.

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Dr Donald Fraser fraserdj@cardiff.ac.uk 029 2074 8449

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CLINICAL TRIALS UNITS

Clinical Trials Units will provide expertise in specialist trial design, conduct and analysis to researchers in Wales and beyond. They will facilitate high-quality, timely and successful trial conduct and ensure that regulatory and governance requirements are met.

SOUTH EAST WALES TRIALS UNIT The Cardiff University led South East Wales Trials Unit aims to: improve the number and quality of trials (and other well-designed studies) in health and social care led by Wales-based investigators; coordinate multi-centre trials (and other welldesigned studies) across Wales, the UK and beyond; develop portfolios of expertise which are recognised both nationally and internationally; enhance collaborative working within the Health and Care Research Wales-funded infrastructure and beyond; and provide support and advice to staff working in health and social care to develop high quality research proposals. The South East Wales Trials Unit has responsibility for delivering a Research Design and Conduct Service within Cardiff & Vale, Aneurin Bevan and Cwm Taf University Health Board areas.

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Michael Robling RoblingMR@cardiff.ac.uk 02920 687177

NORTH WALES ORGANISATION FOR RANDOMISED TRIALS IN HEALTH The Bangor University led North Wales Organisation for Randomised Trials in Health aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Wales and beyond by evaluating complex interventions in health and social care and advancing the theory and practice of randomised controlled trials and other rigorous designs for evaluation. The Trials Unit has responsibility for delivering a Research Design and Conduct Service within Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Powys Teaching Health Board areas.

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Professor Bob Woods b.woods@bangor.ac.uk 01248 382463

SWANSEA TRIALS UNIT The Swansea University led Swansea Trials Unit is currently funded by the Welsh Government to provide a Research Design and Conduct Service within the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg and Hywel Dda University Health Board areas. In delivering the Research Design and Conduct Service, the Trials Unit’s mission is to work in partnership with other providers in Wales to develop and strengthen engagement and collaboration with health and social care services and professionals in research and development, particularly high-quality randomised trials, in order to ensure that these services meet the needs of their users for evidence-based and prudent care that is effective, efficient and patient-centred.

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Professor Helen Snooks h.a.snooks@swansea.ac.uk 01792 602346 10


INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT GROUPS

The Infrastructure Support Groups will offer specialist support to researchers within the Health and Care Research Wales infrastructure. They will help researchers to ensure that their research is supported by high-quality genetics/genomics, health economics and data linkage techniques.

WELSH HEALTH ECONOMICS SUPPORT SERVICE The Bangor University led Welsh Health Economics Support Service has a mission to support research and improve decision-making in health and social care in Wales by providing health economic support at the early conceptual stages of proposal planning, in research funding applications, in research practice and in the dissemination of information.

THE SECURE ANONYMISED INFORMATION LINKAGE (SAIL) DATABANK Led from Swansea University, the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) databank is an internationally-recognised research group that works to anonymise and link routinely collected data from the NHS and other sources in a safe and secure way for the purposes of supporting health and social care research.

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Professor David Ford d.v.ford@swansea.ac.uk 01792 513404 Lead

Professor Ronan Lyons Lead

Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards

r.a.lyons@swansea.ac.uk 01792 513484

r.t.edwards@bangor.ac.uk 01248 383712

WALES GENE PARK Led from Cardiff University, the Wales Gene Park promotes and facilitates Welsh medical genetic and genomic research and educates and informs the public and health professionals about the issues and opportunities this raises.

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Professor Julian Sampson Sampson@cardiff.ac.uk 029 2074 6412

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SUPPORT AND DELIVERY

The Support and Delivery Infrastructure consists of three parts: the NHS Research & Development (R&D) offices, the Health and Care Research Wales Workforce and the Health and Care Research Wales Support Centre - who will work in partnership to provide up-to-date advice and a wide range of support services and funding for the promotion and delivery of high-quality commercial and non-commercial research.

NHS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (R&D) OFFICES

HEALTH AND CARE RESEARCH WALES WORKFORCE

Research & Development (R&D) is a core function of NHS Wales. There are seven Health Boards and three all-Wales Trusts. All organisations have a R&D team led by a R&D Director to provide a range of services including:

The Workforce provides a nationally co-ordinated service to support research delivery in health and social care in Wales.

• developing and delivering a research strategy for the organisation, in collaboration with university colleagues; • providing support to researchers through the research pathway, from grant application to dissemination of results; • ensuring information about research is available to patients and clinicians; • ensuring staff and other resources are in place so that studies can be delivered; • ensuring the organisation fulfils its legal, regulatory and financial responsibilities relating to research it hosts or sponsors, and manages risks relating to these responsibilities. NHS R&D offices draw on central services provided by the Health and Care Research Wales Support Centre and Workforce. A key aim is to increase the number of studies NHS Wales can offer people in Wales.

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The Workforce is organised into three regional Networks and provides a managed team of research administrators, research officers, research nurses, clinical studies officers and workforce development and quality facilitators to work across Wales. The functions of the Workforce will include: • working in partnership with NHS R&D offices in relation to study support, information and resources management; • working within health and social care research teams to support research delivery through study set-up and study site management, participant identification and recruitment and participant follow-up.

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Lucy Seago 029 2031 6241


HEALTH AND CARE RESEARCH WALES SUPPORT CENTRE

providing a Research Permissions and Research Ethics Service;

The Support Centre’s role is to facilitate the implementation of the Welsh Government’s policies and strategies by providing centralised support functions and services for the health and social care research community in Wales.

facilitating initiatives to increase commercial, primary care and social care research;

disseminating the findings of research studies;

supporting patient and public involvement;

providing training, information and communications services.

The functions the Support Centre will provide include: • facilitating the implementation of NHS R&D funding policies and performance monitoring NHS R&D; • managing the portfolio of research being undertaken across Wales;

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Helen Grindell 02920 230 457

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R&D OFFICES – CONTACT DETAILS

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

R&D Director Steve Bain

Email Jemma.Hughes@wales.nhs.uk

R&D Manager Jemma Hughes

Telephone 01792 704056 Generic mailbox abm.rd@wales.nhs.uk

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

R&D Director Sue Bale

Email Jeanette.Wells@wales.nhs.uk

R&D Manager Jeanette Wells

Telephone 01633 656353 Generic mailbox ABB.R&D@wales.nhs.uk

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

R&D Director Nefyn Williams

Email Lona.TudorJones@wales.nhs.uk

R&D Manager Lona Tudor Jones

Email Rossela.Roberts@wales.nhs.uk

R&D Manager Rosella Roberts

Generic mailbox BCU.research&development@wales.nhs.uk

R&D Director Christopher Fegan

Email Jane.Jones17@wales.nhs.uk

R&D Manager Jane Jones

Telephone 029 2074 3742 Generic mailbox CAV_research.development@wales.nhs.uk

Cwm Taf University Health Board

R&D Director John Geen

Email Susan.Kedward@wales.nhs.uk

R&D Manager Susan Kedward

Telephone 01443 443421 Generic mailbox CTUHB_RD@wales.nhs.uk

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Hywel Dda University Health Board

R&D Director Keir Lewis

Email Lisa.Seale@wales.nhs.uk

R&D Manager Lisa Seale

Telephone 01554 779308 Generic mailbox Hdd.research-development@wales.nhs.uk

Powys Teaching Health Board

R&D Director Kevin Smith

Email Gemma.Beynon2@wales.nhs.uk

R&D Manager Gemma Beynon

Telephone 01874 712553 Generic mailbox research.development.pow@wales.nhs.uk

Public Health Wales

R&D Director Mark Bellis

Email Mark.Griffiths5@wales.nhs.uk

R&D Manager Mark Griffiths

Telephone 029 21841945 Generic mailbox publichealthwales.research@wales.nhs.uk

Velindre NHS Trust

R&D Director Peter Barrett-Lee

Email Sarah.Townsend@wales.nhs.uk

R&D Manager Sarah Townsend

Telephone 029 2019 6165 Generic mailbox Velindre.R&DOffice@wales.nhs.uk

Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust

R&D Manager Richard Whitfield

Email Richard.Whitfield@wales.nhs.uk Telephone 029 2093 2903 Generic mailbox amb_research.development@wales.nhs.uk

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SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL CARE RESEARCH

The School for Social Care Research succeeds the All-Wales Academic Social Care Research Collaboration (ASCC) pilot initiative. The School will evolve and expand selected elements of the ASCC pilot. It has been established to be fully integrated with social care practice and to bridge the gap between academic research and social care services in Wales. The School has four main aims: • to lead and promote the development of a culture of research-mindedness, evidenceenhanced practice, and research activity in social care services in Wales;

to facilitate the development of social care research capacity in both practice and academia;

to identify social care research priorities and knowledge gaps in Wales, and to assist the sector to address those areas;

to lead by example in facilitating, developing, and championing innovative and fully embedded public involvement in social care research in Wales.

Lead

Professor Judith Phillips Judith.E.Phillips@swansea.ac.uk 01792 602341

GRANT SCHEMES

Health and Care Research Wales runs a number of schemes designed to support capacity building in health and social care research by funding high-quality research projects that will provide robust evidence with clear relevance to patients, service users, carers and the organisation and delivery of effective healthcare and social services. • Health Research Award & Social Care Research Award • PhD Health Studentship Award (HS) & PhD Social Care Studentship Award (SCS) • Health Fellowship Award (HF) & Social Care Fellowship Award (SCF) • Research for Patient and Public Benefit (RfPPB) Wales

Health and Care Research Wales also work with UK funding partners to give researchers based in Wales access to additional schemes. These include: • Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) • Health Technology Assessment Programme (HTA) • Health Service and Delivery Research Programme (HS&DR) • Public Health Research Programme

• Clinical Research Time Competition (CRT) Further details on all these schemes can be found on the Health and Care Research Wales website. www/gov.wales/healthandcareresearch

• Invention for Innovation (i4i) • National Prevention Research Initiative (NPRI) • ESRC Doctoral School Studentships

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RESEARCH CAPACITY BUILDING COLLABORATION

Research Capacity Building Collaboration (RCBC) Wales is a partnership between six Higher Education Institutions in Wales. It was established in order to increase the research capacity of nursing, midwifery and allied health professions in Wales and to contribute toward the development of clinical academic roles. RCBC represents an opportunity for new and experienced researchers in these areas to obtain funding for various research projects. The research fellowship schemes also strengthen the R&D infrastructure by increasing the quality and quantity of research in health and social care in Wales.

Marina McDonald marina.mcdonald@southwales.ac.uk 01443 483156

COMMUNITY

Health and Care Research Wales will provide leadership for research professionals in Wales, develop and value individuals through training and mentoring, and work to improve the profile of Welsh health and social care research both within and outside Wales. Resources formerly assigned to the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) Faculty will be realigned to focus on those areas where need is greatest and where a community approach can add the most value namely leadership, mentoring, and profile raising.

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SENIOR RESEARCH LEADERS Health and Care Research Wales Senior Research Leaders (previously known as the NISCHR Faculty) have been selected to support, advise and promote research in Wales.

Professor Chris Butler

Professor Colin Dayan

Professor Stephen Dunnett

Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards

Professor Kerenza Hood

Professor Peter Huxley

Bangor University

Cardiff University

Bangor University

Professor Keith Lloyd

Professor Ronan Lyons

Professor Paul Morgan

Swansea University

Swansea University

Cardiff University

Professor Sir Michael Owen

Professor Judith Phillips OBE

Professor Mark Rees

Cardiff University

Swansea University

Swansea University

Professor Ian Russell

Professor Andrew Sewell

Professor Nicholas Topley

Swansea University

Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Professor Clare Wilkinson

Professor John Williams CBE

Professor Julie Williams CBE

Bangor University

Swansea University

Cardiff University

Professor Bob Woods Bangor University

CONTACT DETAILS

HEALTH AND CARE RESEARCH WALES CONTACT DETAILS Telephone number Email address Website address Twitter

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02920 230457 healthandcareresearch@wales.nhs.uk www.gov.wales/healthandcareresearch @ResearchWales


UWCH ARWEINWYR YMCHWIL Mae Uwch Arweinwyr Ymchwil, Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru (sef Cyfadran NISCHR gynt) wedi’u dethol i gefnogi, cynghori a hybu ymchwil yng Nghymru.

Prifysgol Abertawe

Prifysgol Bangor

Yr Athro Julie Williams CBE

Yr Athro John Williams CBE

Yr Athro Clare Wilkinson

Prifysgol Caerdydd

Prifysgol Caerdydd

Prifysgol Abertawe

Yr Athro Nicholas Topley

Yr Athro Andrew Sewell

Yr Athro Ian Russell

Prifysgol Abertawe

Prifysgol Abertawe

Prifysgol Caerdydd

Yr Athro Mark Rees

Yr Athro Judith Phillips OBE

Yr Athro Sir Michael Owen

Prifysgol Caerdydd

Prifysgol Abertawe

Prifysgol Abertawe

Yr Athro Paul Morgan

Yr Athro Ronan Lyons

Yr Athro Keith Lloyd

Prifysgol Bangor

Prifysgol Caerdydd

Prifysgol Bangor

Yr Athro Peter Huxley

Yr Athro Kerenza Hood

Yr Athro Rhiannon Tudor Edwards

Prifysgol Caerdydd

Prifysgol Caerdydd

Prifysgol Caerdydd

Yr Athro Colin Dayan

Yr Athro Chris Butler

Yr Athro Stephen Dunnett

Prifysgol Caerdydd

Yr Athro Bob Woods Prifysgol Bangor

MANYLION CYSWLLT

MANYLION CYSWLLT YMCHWIL IECHYD A GOFAL CYMRU Rhif ffôn

02920 230457

www.llyw.cymru/ymchwiliechydagofal

Cyfeiriad gwefan

healthandcareresearch@wales.nhs.uk

Cyfeiriad e-bost

Twitter

@YmchwilCymru

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CYDWEITHREDIAD CYNYDDU GWAITH YMCHWIL

Partneriaeth rhwng chwe Sefydliad Addysg Uwch yng Nghymru yw cydweithrediad Cynyddu Gwaith Ymchwil (RCBC) Cymru. Fe’i sefydlwyd i gynyddu gwaith ymchwil ym meysydd nyrsio, bydwreigiaeth a phroffesiynau perthynol i iechyd yng Nghymru ac i gyfrannu at ddatblygu rolau academaidd clinigol. Mae RCBC yn cynrychioli cyfle i ymchwilwyr newydd a phrofiadol yn y meysydd hyn sicrhau cyllid ar gyfer prosiectau ymchwil amrywiol. Mae’r cynlluniau cymrodoriaeth ymchwil hefyd yn cryfhau’r seilwaith ymchwil a datblygu trwy gynyddu ansawdd a graddau ymchwil ym maes iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol yng Nghymru.

Marina McDonald marina.mcdonald@southwales.ac.uk 01443 483156

Y GYMUNED

Fe fydd Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru’n darparu arweinyddiaeth ar gyfer gweithwyr ymchwil proffesiynol yng Nghymru, yn datblygu ac yn gwerthfawrogi unigolion trwy eu hyfforddi a’u mentora, ac yn gweithio i wella proffil ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol Cymru, y tu mewn i Gymru a hefyd tu hwnt. Caiff adnoddau a ddyrannwyd gynt i Gyfadran y Sefydliad Cenedlaethol ar gyfer Ymchwil Gofal Cymdeithasol ac Iechyd (NISCHR) eu hailalinio i ganolbwyntio ar y meysydd hynny lle mae’r angen mwyaf a lle gall dull cymunedol o weithredu ychwanegu’r gwerth mwyaf – sef arweinyddiaeth, mentora a chynyddu proffil.

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YSGOL YMCHWIL GOFAL CYMDEITHASOL

Mae Ysgol Ymchwil Gofal Cymdeithasol yn olynu menter peilot Menter Gydweithredol Academaidd Cymru ar gyfer Ymchwil Gofal Cymdeithasol (ASCC). Bydd yr Ysgol yn datblygu ac yn estyn elfennau detholedig o beilot ASCC. Mae wedi’i sefydlu i’w hintegreiddio’n llawn ag arfer gofal cymdeithasol ac i bontio’r bwlch rhwng ymchwil academaidd a gwasanaethau gofal cymdeithasol yng Nghymru. Mae gan yr Ysgol bedwar prif nod:

nodi blaenoriaethau ymchwil gofal cymdeithasol a bylchau gwybodaeth yng Nghymru, a chynorthwyo’r sector i fynd i’r afael â’r meysydd hynny;

hwyluso datblygu gallu ymchwil gofal cymdeithasol yn ymarferol a hefyd yn y byd academaidd;

• arwain a hybu datblygu diwylliant o feddylfryd ymchwil, arfer wedi’i gyfoethogi gan dystiolaeth, a gweithgaredd ymchwil mewn gwasanaethau gofal cymdeithasol yng Nghymru;

arwain trwy esiampl wrth hwyluso, datblygu a hyrwyddo ymwneud cyhoeddus arloesol, wedi’i ymgorffori’n llawn, mewn ymchwil gofal cymdeithasol yng Nghymru.

Arweinydd

Yr Athro Judith Phillips Judith.E.Phillips@swansea.ac.uk 01792 602341

CYNLLUNIAU GRANTIAU

Mae Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru’n rhedeg nifer o gynlluniau â’r bwriad o gefnogi meithrin gallu mewn ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol trwy ariannu prosiectau ymchwil o ansawdd uchel a fydd yn darparu tystiolaeth gadarn, eglur ei pherthnasedd i gleifion, defnyddwyr gwasanaeth, gofalwyr a’r sefydliad ac i’r modd o ddarparu gwasanaethau gofal iechyd a chymdeithasol effeithiol. • Gwobr Ymchwil Iechyd a Gwobr Ymchwil Gofal Cymdeithasol • Gwobr PhD Ysgoloriaeth Ymchwil Iechyd (HS) a Gwobr PhD Ysgoloriaeth Ymchwil Gofal Cymdeithasol (SCS)

Mae Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru hefyd yn gweithio gyda phartneriaid ariannu’r DU i sicrhau bod cynlluniau ychwanegol o fewn cyrraedd i ymchwilwyr yng Nghymru. Mae’r rhain yn cynnwys: • Gwerthuso Effeithlonrwydd a Mecanwaith (EME) • Rhaglen Asesu Technoleg Iechyd (HTA)

• Gwobr Cymrodoriaeth Iechyd (HF) a Gwobr Cymrodoriaeth Gofal Cymdeithasol (SCF)

• Rhaglen Ymchwil Gwasanaethau a Chyflawni Iechyd (HS&DR)

• Dyfeisio i Arloesi (i4i)

• Cystadleuaeth Amser Ymchwil Glinigol (CRT)

• Rhaglen Ymchwil Iechyd y Cyhoedd

• Ymchwil er Budd Cleifion a’r Cyhoedd (RfPPB) Cymru

• Y Fenter Ymchwil Atal Genedlaethol (NPRI) Mae mwy o fanylion am bob un o’r cynlluniau hyn i’w gweld ar wefan Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru www/gov.wales/healthandcareresearch

• Ysgoloriaeth Ymchwil Ysgol Ddoethurol ESRC

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Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda

Ffôn 01554 779308

Rheolwr Y&D Lisa Seale

E-bost Lisa.Seale@wales.nhs.uk

Cyfarwyddwr Y&D Keir Lewis

Blwch negeseuon e-bost cyffredinol Hdd.research-development@wales.nhs.uk

Bwrdd Iechyd Addysgu Powys

Ffôn 01874 712553

Rheolwr Y&D Gemma Beynon

E-bost Gemma.Beynon2@wales.nhs.uk

Cyfarwyddwr Y&D Kevin Smith

Blwch negeseuon e-bost cyffredinol research.development.pow@wales.nhs.uk

Iechyd Cyhoeddus Cymru

Ffôn 029 21841945

Rheolwr Y&D Mark Griffiths

E-bost Mark.Griffiths5@wales.nhs.uk

Cyfarwyddwr Y&D Mark Bellis

Blwch negeseuon e-bost cyffredinol publichealthwales.research@wales.nhs.uk

Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Felindre

Ffôn 029 2019 6165

Rheolwr Y&D Sarah Townsend

E-bost Sarah.Townsend@wales.nhs.uk

Cyfarwyddwr Y&D Peter Barrett-Lee

Blwch negeseuon e-bost cyffredinol Velindre.R&DOffice@wales.nhs.uk

Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Gwasanaeth Ambiwlans Cymru

Rheolwr Y&D Richard Whitfield

E-bost Richard.Whitfield@wales.nhs.uk Ffôn 029 2093 2903 Blwch negeseuon e-bost cyffredinol amb_research.development@wales.nhs.uk

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SWYDDFEYDD Y&D* – MANYLION CYSWLLT

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg

Cyfarwyddwr Y&D Steve Bain Rheolwr Y&D Jemma Hughes

E-bost Jemma.Hughes@wales.nhs.uk Ffôn 01792 704056 Blwch negeseuon e-bost cyffredinol abm.rd@wales.nhs.uk

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan

Ffôn 01633 656353

Rheolwr Y&D Jeanette Wells

E-bost Jeanette.Wells@wales.nhs.uk

Cyfarwyddwr Y&D Sue Bale

Blwch negeseuon e-bost cyffredinol ABB.R&D@wales.nhs.uk

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Betsi Cadwaladr

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a’r Fro

Ffôn 029 2074 3742

Rheolwr Y&D Jane Jones

E-bost Jane.Jones17@wales.nhs.uk

Cyfarwyddwr Y&D Christopher Fegan

Blwch negeseuon e-bost cyffredinol BCU.research&development@wales.nhs.uk

Rheolwr Y&D Rosella Roberts

E-bost Rossela.Roberts@wales.nhs.uk

Rheolwr Y&D Lona Tudor Jones

E-bost Lona.TudorJones@wales.nhs.uk

Cyfarwyddwr Y&D Nefyn Williams

Blwch negeseuon e-bost cyffredinol CAV_research.development@wales.nhs.uk

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Cwm Taf

Ffôn 01443 443421

Rheolwr Y&D Susan Kedward

E-bost Susan.Kedward@wales.nhs.uk

Cyfarwyddwr Y&D John Geen

Blwch negeseuon e-bost cyffredinol CTUHB_RD@wales.nhs.uk

*Swyddfeydd Ymchwil a Datblygu

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lledaenu darganfyddiadau astudiaethau ymchwil;

hwyluso mentrau i gynyddu ymchwil fasnachol ac ymchwil gofal sylfaenol a gofal cymdeithasol;

Rôl y Ganolfan Gymorth yw hwyluso gweithredu polisïau a strategaethau Llywodraeth Cymru trwy ddarparu swyddogaethau a gwasanaethau cymorth canolog i’r gymuned ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol yng Nghymru.

CANOLFAN GYMORTH YMCHWIL IECHYD A GOFAL CYMRU

Ymhlith y swyddogaethau y bydd y Ganolfan Gymorth yn eu darparu mae: • hwyluso gweithredu polisïau ariannu ymchwil a datblygu’r GIG a gwaith monitro perfformiad ymchwil a datblygu’r GIG;

darparu Gwasanaeth Caniatadau Ymchwil a Moeseg Ymchwil;

darparu hyfforddiant, gwybodaeth a gwasanaethau cyfathrebu.

cefnogi ymwneud cleifion a’r cyhoedd;

Arweinydd

• rheoli’r portffolio ymchwil sy’n mynd rhagddi ledled Cymru;

Helen Grindell 02920 230 457

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CEFNOGI A CHYFLENWI

Mae’r Seilwaith Cefnogi a Chyflenwi’n cynnwys tair rhan: swyddfeydd Ymchwil a Datblygu’r GIG, Gweithlu Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru a Chanolfan Gymorth Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru – a fydd yn gweithio mewn partneriaeth i ddarparu cyngor cyfoes ac amrywiaeth eang o wasanaethau cymorth a chyllid ar gyfer hybu a chyflenwi ymchwil fasnachol ac anfasnachol o ansawdd uchel.

Mae’r Gweithlu’n darparu gwasanaeth a gydlynir yn genedlaethol i gefnogi cyflawni ymchwil ym maes iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol yng Nghymru.

Mae Ymchwil a Datblygu’n un o swyddogaethau craidd GIG Cymru. Mae yna saith Bwrdd Iechyd a thair Ymddiriedolaeth Cymru-gyfan. Mae gan bob sefydliad dîm ymchwil a datblygu dan arweiniad Cyfarwyddwr Y&D i ddarparu amrywiaeth o wasanaethau, gan gynnwys:

GWEITHLU YMCHWIL IECHYD A GOFAL CYMRU

SWYDDFEYDD YMCHWIL A DATBLYGU’R GIG

• datblygu a chyflenwi strategaeth ymchwil ar ran y sefydliad, ar y cyd a chydweithwyr yn y brifysgol; • darparu cymorth i ymchwilwyr trwy’r llwybr ymchwil, o ymgeisio am grant trwodd i ledaenu canlyniadau; • sicrhau bod gwybodaeth am ymchwil ar gael i gleifion a chlinigwyr; • sicrhau bod staff ac adnoddau eraill yn eu lle fel bod modd cyflawni astudiaethau; • sicrhau bod y sefydliad yn cyflawni ei gyfrifoldebau cyfreithiol, rheoleiddiol ac ariannol sy’n berthnasol i ymchwil y mae’n ei gwesteio neu’n ei noddi, ac yn rheoli risgiau sy’n gysylltiedig â’r cyfrifoldebau hyn.

Mae’r Gweithlu wedi’i drefnu’n dri Rhwydwaith rhanbarthol ac mae’n darparu tîm wedi’i reoli o weinyddwyr ymchwil, swyddogion ymchwil, nyrsys ymchwil, swyddogion astudiaethau clinigol a hwyluswyr datblygiad ac ansawdd y gweithlu i weithio ledled Cymru. Bydd swyddogaethau Gweithlu Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru’n cynnwys: • gweithio mewn partneriaeth â Swyddfeydd Ymchwil a Datblygu’r GIG o ran cymorth ar gyfer astudiaethau ac o ran rheoli gwybodaeth ac adnoddau; • gweithio mewn timau ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol i gefnogi cyflawni ymchwil trwy reoli sefydlu astudiaethau a rheoli safleoedd astudiaethau, nodi a recriwtio cyfranogwyr a gwaith dilyniant gyda chyfranogwyr.

Arweinydd Mae swyddfeydd Ymchwil a Datblygu’r GIG yn tynnu ar wasanaethau canolog y mae Canolfan Gymorth a Gweithlu Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru’n eu darparu. Un nod allweddol yw cynyddu nifer yr astudiaethau y gall GIG Cymru eu cynnig i bobl yng Nghymru.

Lucy Seago 029 2031 6241

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GRWPIAU CYMORTH SEILWAITH

Bydd y Grwpiau Cymorth Seilwaith yn cynnig cymorth arbenigol i ymchwilwyr o fewn seilwaith Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru. Byddan nhw’n helpu ymchwilwyr i sicrhau bod technegau cysylltu data, geneteg/genomeg ac economeg iechyd o ansawdd uchel yn cefnogi eu hymchwil.

GWASANAETH CYMORTH ECONOMEG IECHYD CYMRU Mae gan Wasanaeth Cymorth Economeg Iechyd Cymru, dan arweiniad Prifysgol Bangor, genhadaeth i gefnogi ymchwil a gwella’r penderfynu ym maes iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol yng Nghymru trwy ddarparu cymorth economeg iechyd yn achos cyfnodau cysyniadol cynnar cynllunio cynnig, ceisiadau ariannu ymchwil, arfer ymchwil a lledaenu gwybodaeth.

BANC DATA DIOGEL AR GYFER CYSYLLTIADAU GWYBODAETH DDIENW (SAIL) Dan arweiniad Prifysgol Abertawe, mae Banc Data Diogel ar gyfer Cysylltiadau Gwybodaeth Ddienw (SAIL) yn grŵp ymchwil sydd wedi’i gydnabod yn rhyngwladol ac sy’n gweithio i wneud data y mae’r GIG a ffynonellau eraill yn eu casglu fel mater o drefn yn ddienw, ac i gysylltu’r data hyn mewn modd diogel er dibenion cefnogi ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol.

Arweinydd

Yr Athro David Ford d.v.ford@swansea.ac.uk 01792 513404 Arweinydd

Arweinydd

Yr Athro Rhiannon Tudor Edwards r.t.edwards@bangor.ac.uk 01248 383712

Yr Athro Ronan Lyons r.a.lyons@swansea.ac.uk 01792 513484

PARC GENETEG CYMRU Dan arweiniad Prifysgol Caerdydd, mae Parc Geneteg Cymru’n hybu ac yn hwyluso ymchwil geneteg a genomeg feddygol ac yn addysgu ac yn hysbysu’r cyhoedd a gweithwyr iechyd proffesiynol am y materion a’r cyfleoedd a ddaw yn sgil hyn.

Arweinydd

Yr Athro Julian Sampson Sampson@cardiff.ac.uk 029 2074 6412

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UNEDAU TREIALON CLINIGOL

Bydd Unedau Treialon Clinigol yn darparu arbenigedd mewn cynllunio, cynnal a dadansoddi treialon arbenigol i ymchwilwyr yng Nghymru a thu hwnt. Byddan nhw’n hwyluso cynnal treialon o ansawdd uchel yn amserol ac yn llwyddiannus, ac yn sicrhau bod gofynion rheoleiddio a llywodraethu’n cael eu bodloni.

UNED TREIALON DE-DDWYRAIN CYMRU Nod Uned Treialon De-ddwyrain Cymru, dan arweiniad Prifysgol Caerdydd, yw: gwella nifer ac ansawdd treialon (ac astudiaethau eraill da eu cynllun) ym maes iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol dan arweiniad ymchwilwyr yng Nghymru; cydlynu treialon amlganolfan (ac astudiaethau eraill da eu cynllun) ledled Cymru, y DU a thu hwnt; datblygu portffolios arbenigedd a gydnabyddir yn genedlaethol ac yn rhyngwladol; cyfoethogi gweithio ar y cyd o fewn y seilwaith y mae Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru’n ei ariannu a thu hwnt; a darparu cymorth a chyngor i staff sy’n gweithio ym maes iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol i ddatblygu cynigion ymchwil o ansawdd uchel. Mae Uned Treialon De-ddwyrain Cymru’n gyfrifol am ddarparu Gwasanaeth Cynllunio a Chynnal Ymchwil yn ardaloedd Byrddau Iechyd Caerdydd a’r Fro, Aneurin Bevan a Phrifysgol Cwm Taf.

Arweinydd

Michael Robling RoblingMR@cardiff.ac.uk 02920 687177

CYMDEITHAS HAP-DREIALON IECHYD GOGLEDD CYMRU Nod Cymdeithas Hap-dreialon Iechyd Gogledd Cymru, dan arweiniad Prifysgol Bangor, yw gwella iechyd a lles pobl Cymru a thu hwnt trwy werthuso ymyriadau cymhleth ym maes iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol a hyrwyddo theori ac arfer hap-dreialon wedi’u rheoli a chynlluniau trwyadl eraill ar gyfer gwerthuso. Mae’r Uned Dreialon yn gyfrifol am ddarparu Gwasanaeth Cynllunio a Chynnal Ymchwil yn ardaloedd Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Betsi Cadwaladr a Bwrdd Iechyd addysgu Powys.

Arweinydd

Yr Athro Bob Woods b.woods@bangor.ac.uk 01248 382463

UNED DREIALON ABERTAWE Mae Uned Dreialon Abertawe, dan arweiniad Prifysgol Abertawe, yn cael ei hariannu gan Lywodraeth Cymru ar hyn o bryd i ddarparu Gwasanaeth Cynllunio a Chynnal Ymchwil yn ardaloedd Byrddau Iechyd Abertawe Bro Morgannwg a Phrifysgol Hywel Dda. Wrth ddarparu’r Gwasanaeth Cynllunio a Chynnal Ymchwil, cenhadaeth yr Uned Dreialon yw gweithio mewn partneriaeth â darparwyr eraill yng Nghymru i ddatblygu a chryfhau ymgysylltiad a chydweithrediad â gwasanaethau iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol a gweithwyr proffesiynol ym maes ymchwil a datblygu, yn enwedig hap-dreialon o ansawdd uchel, er mwyn sicrhau bod y gwasanaethau hyn yn diwallu anghenion eu defnyddwyr am ofal gochelgar, seiliedig ar dystiolaeth sy’n effeithiol, yn effeithlon ac yn canolbwyntio ar y claf.

Arweinydd

Yr Athro Helen Snooks h.a.snooks@swansea.ac.uk 01792 602346 10


UNEDAU YMCHWIL

Yn debyg i’r Canolfannau, fe fydd Unedau Ymchwil yn cefnogi timau ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol i fynd i’r afael â meysydd sydd o fudd i’r cyhoedd ac sy’n diwallu anghenion y cyhoedd. Fodd bynnag, bydd unedau’n canolbwyntio ar feysydd ymchwil mwy penodol, megis pwyntiau penodol ar y raddfa drosiadol a/neu feysydd cryfder sy’n dod i’r fei yng Nghymru.

UNED CYWEIRIO’R YMENNYDD A NIWROTHERAPIWTEG MEWNGREUANOL (BRAIN) Nod Uned Cyweirio’r Ymennydd a Niwrotherapiwteg Mewngreuanol (BRAIN), dan arweiniad Prifysgol Caerdydd, yw bod yn ganolfan ragoriaeth y DU am ddarparu therapïau ffactorau twf/celloedd/cyffuriau newydd i gleifion sydd â chlefydau niwrolegol a niwroddirywiol nad oes modd eu trin ar hyn o bryd, megis clefyd Huntington, epilepsi, strôc, clefyd Parkinson a sglerosis ymledol. Bydd Uned BRAIN yn pontio’r bwlch mewn adnoddau yn rhyngwyneb cymorth treialon niwrolawfeddygol y GIG, gan gefnogi dilysiad labordai a delweddu cyn-glinigol, cefnogi treialon clinigol am y tro cyntaf mewn pobl a hyrwyddo therapïau newydd i ddod yn rhan o arfer clinigol.

Arweinydd

Yr Athro William Gray GrayWP@cardiff.ac.uk 029 2068 8491

UNED YMCHWIL DIABETES, CYMRU Bydd Uned Ymchwil Diabetes, Cymru, dan arweiniad Prifysgol Abertawe, yn mynd i’r afael ag anghenion cymdeithasol a gofal iechyd pwysig ym maes diabetes trwy gefnogi ac ymgymryd â rhaglen ymchwil drosiadol gynhwysfawr ac integredig, â’r bwriad o hyrwyddo datblygu a gweithredu strategaethau therapiwtig ar gyfer atal, trin a hunan-drin diabetes.

Arweinydd

Yr Athro Steve Bain s.c.bain@swansea.ac.uk 01792 602205

UNED YMCHWIL ARENNOL CYMRU Bydd Uned Ymchwil Arennol Cymru, dan arweiniad Prifysgol Caerdydd, yn darparu strategaeth Cymrugyfan ar gyfer astudio diagnosis, ataliad, triniaeth a chyd-destun cymdeithasol clefyd yr arennau. Bydd yr Uned yn defnyddio rhagoriaeth mewn gwyddoniaeth sylfaenol i roi dulliau clinigol presennol ar brawf i danategu darganfyddiad, dyluniad a datblygiad cyn-glinigol therapïau a diagnosteg prototeip ar gyfer clefyd yr arennau. Bydd yn darparu seilwaith craidd gan alluogi ymchwilwyr, staff clinigol, cleifion, teuluoedd a gofalwyr i gydweithio, i ateb cwestiynau ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol pwysig, ac i ddatblygu gwasanaethau o’r radd flaenaf sydd o fudd i anghenion y boblogaeth.

Arweinydd

Dr Donald Fraser fraserdj@cardiff.ac.uk 029 2074 8449

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Nod Canolfan Cymru ar gyfer Ymchwil Gofal Sylfaenol a Gofal Brys (Canolfan PRIME), dan arweiniad Prifysgol Caerdydd, yw gwella iechyd a lles trwy ymgymryd ag ymchwil o ansawdd uchel i bynciau sydd â blaenoriaeth polisi cenedlaethol mewn gofal sylfaenol a brys, a sicrhau bod darganfyddiadau’n cael eu trosi’n bolisi ac arfer.

Nod y Ganolfan Genedlaethol ar gyfer Ymchwil ar Iechyd a Llesiant y Boblogaeth, dan arweiniad Prifysgol Abertawe, yw gwneud Cymru’n flaenllaw yn y byd ym maes gwyddor iechyd y boblogaeth trwy gynhyrchu sail tystiolaeth ar gyfer polisïau, gwasanaethau ac ymyriadau iechyd cyhoeddus a sicrhau bod cymaint â phosibl o fanteisio ar hyn, ar raddfa sy’n cael effaith sydd ar lefel y boblogaeth.

CANOLFAN CYMRU AR GYFER YMCHWIL GOFAL SYLFAENOL A GOFAL BRYS (CANOLFAN PRIME)

Y GANOLFAN GENEDLAETHOL AR GYFER YMCHWIL AR IECHYD A LLESIANT Y BOBLOGAETH

Bydd gan y Ganolfan ffocws penodol ar wyddor iechyd y boblogaeth yn y meysydd polisi sydd â blaenoriaeth, sef plant a phobl ifanc a hybu a chynnal iechyd trwy fywyd gweithio estynedig.

Arweinydd

Yr Athro Adrian Edwards EdwardsAG@cardiff.ac.uk 029 2068 7186

Arweinydd

Yr Athro Ronan Lyons r.a.lyons@swansea.ac.uk 01792 513484

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CANOLFANNAU YMCHWIL

Mae gan Ganolfannau Ymchwil orchwyl gwaith Cymru-gyfan i gefnogi timau ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol amlddisgyblaethol sydd â hanes da o ragoriaeth ymchwil i fynd i’r afael â meysydd sydd o fudd i’r cyhoedd ac sy’n diwallu anghenion y cyhoedd.

Y GANOLFAN YMCHWIL HENEIDDIO A DEMENTIA Mae gan y Ganolfan Ymchwil Heneiddio a Dementia, dan arweiniad Prifysgol Abertawe, genhadaeth i ddod yn ganolfan ymchwil o’r radd flaenaf, gan roi sylw i gwestiynau sy’n rhyngwladol bwysig ym maes heneiddio a dementia. Fe fydd yn gwneud hyn trwy integreiddio gweithgaredd amlddisgyblaethol a datblygu meysydd rhagoriaeth yn amrywio o ymchwil fiolegol, seicogymdeithasol ac amgylcheddol i bolisi cymdeithasol ym maes heneiddio a dementia.

CANOLFAN YMCHWIL CANSER CYMRU Bydd Canolfan Ymchwil Canser Cymru, dan arweiniad Prifysgol Caerdydd, yn perfformio ac yn cefnogi ymchwil canser o’r ansawdd uchaf, ar draws y sbectrwm trosiadol, gan ganolbwyntio ar feysydd angen clinigol pwysig, er budd tymor byr a thymor hir cleifion a’r cyhoedd. Fe fydd yn ganolfan ymchwil canser gynhwysfawr gydag arweinyddiaeth academaidd a chlinigol gref y GIG a Thîm Uwch Reolwyr amlddisgyblaethol. Fe fydd ei briff yn un Cymru-gyfan, yn cynnwys grwpiau rhagorol ymchwil allweddol yn Ne Orllewin Cymru (Abertawe) a Gogledd Cymru (Bangor).

Arweinydd

Yr Athro John Chester ChesterJD@cardiff.ac.uk 029 2074 5452

Arweinydd

Yr Athro Judith Phillips Judith.E.Phillips@swansea.ac.uk 01792 602341

Y GANOLFAN GENEDLAETHOL AR GYFER IECHYD MEDDWL Mae’r Ganolfan Genedlaethol ar gyfer Iechyd Meddwl, dan arweiniad Prifysgol Caerdydd, yn canolbwyntio ar salwch meddwl, anhwylderau niwroddatblygiadol a chyflyrau anabledd dysgu ym mhob cyfnod ac ym mhob agwedd ar fywyd. Mae salwch meddwl ac anabledd dysgu’n brif bethau sy’n achosi dioddefaint ac sy’n cyfrannu’n fawr at faich cymdeithasol ac economaidd clefyd yng Nghymru a thu hwnt. Ar hyn o bryd, mae yna anghydraddoldebau sylweddol rhwng gofal iechyd y corff a’r meddwl.

Arweinydd

Yr Athro Ian Jones JonesIR1@cardiff.ac.uk 029 2068 8327

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SEILWAITH YMCHWIL IECHYD A GOFAL CYMRU

CANOLFANNAU YMCHWIL UNEDAU YMCHWIL

Y Ganolfan Ymchwil Heneiddio a Dementia

Uned Cyweirio’r Ymennydd a Niwrotherapiwteg Mewngreuanol (BRAIN)

Y Ganolfan Genedlaethol ar gyfer Iechyd Meddwl Uned Ymchwil Arennol Cymru Canolfan Ymchwil Canser Cymru Uned Ymchwil Diabetes, Cymru Canolfan PRIME

Y Ganolfan Genedlaethol ar gyfer Ymchwil ar Iechyd a Llesiant y Boblogaeth

UNEDAU TREIALON CLINIGOL

YSGOL YMCHWIL GOFAL CYMDEITHASOL

Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru

CEFNOGI A CHYFLENWI

Uned Treialon De-ddwyrain Cymru Canolfan Gymorth Cymdeithas Hap-dreialon Iechyd Gogledd Cymru

Gweithlu

Uned Dreialon Abertawe Swyddfeydd Ymchwil a Datblygu’r GIG:

• Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg • Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan

GRWPIAU CYMORTH SEILWAITH

• Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Betsi Cadwaladr • Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Caerdydd a’r Fro • Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Cwm Taf

Gwasanaeth Cymorth Economeg Iechyd Cymru

• Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda • Bwrdd Iechyd addysgu Powys • Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Gwasanaeth Ambiwlans Cymru • Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Felindre • Iechyd Cyhoeddus Cymru

Parc Geneteg Cymru

Banc Data Diogel ar gyfer Cysylltiadau Gwybodaeth Ddienw (SAIL)

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YMGYSYLLTIAD, YMWNEUD A CHYFRANOGIAD

Mae ymwneud y cyhoedd mewn ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol yn sicrhau bod cyhoedd Cymru’n bartneriaid cyfartal mewn creu gwybodaeth newydd, ac maen nhw’n cael dweud eu dweud o ran gweithgaredd ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol. Mae ymwneud ystyrlon y cyhoedd wrth siapio’r modd o ddylunio a darparu ymchwil yn helpu i wella ansawdd ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol. Mae hyn yn arwain at ymchwil sy’n fwy perthnasol i anghenion a phryderon pobl, ac sy’n fwy tebygol o gael effaith ar eu hiechyd a’u lles nhw eu hunain a hefyd ar iechyd a lles eu teulu, eu ffrindiau a’r cyhoedd fel cyfanwaith. I sicrhau bod y cyhoedd yn cael y cyfleoedd i chwarae rhan a dweud eu dweud ynglŷn â sut mae ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol yn cael ei blaenoriaethu, ei hariannu, ei datblygu, ei chynllunio a’i chyflenwi, mae creu amgylchedd lle mae poblogaeth Cymru’n ymgysylltu’n rhagweithiol ag ymchwil yn un o ddyheadau Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru. I helpu i gyflawni hyn, un o’n blaenoriaethau strategol yw hwyluso, galluogi a chynyddu ymwneud, ymgysylltiad a chyfranogiad ehangach a chynhwysol y cyhoedd mewn ymchwil yng Nghymru.

Mae cydrannau cydberthynol yn ganolog i’r dyhead hwn: • Doeth Am Iechyd Cymru fydd y prif fecanwaith ar gyfer cynyddu ymwybyddiaeth a darparu cyfleoedd i’r cyhoedd ymgysylltu’n uniongyrchol ac yn rhagweithiol ag ymchwil. • Bydd Canolfan Gymorth Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru’n gyfrifol am gydlynu gweithgaredd gweithredol, gan ganolbwyntio ar gyngor a chyfarwyddyd ar ymwneud ac ymgysylltiad y cyhoedd a chanllawiau ar gyfer ymchwilwyr a’r cyhoedd. • Bydd seilwaith Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru’n uniongyrchol gyfrifol am hwyluso ymwneud y cyhoedd o fewn eu rhaglenni gwaith. Mae Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru wedi ymrwymo i gynnwys y cyhoedd nid yn unig yn ein gwaith ein hunain, ond hefyd i ddefnyddio ein dylanwad i hyrwyddo buddiannau’r cyhoedd yn fwy eang. Yn unol â hyn, ein gweledigaeth yw creu diwylliant lle mae’r holl ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol sy’n mynd rhagddi yng Nghymru’n digwydd ‘gyda’r cyhoedd, er budd y cyhoedd’. 5


CYFLWYNIAD

Rhith-sefydliad cenedlaethol, amlweddog yw Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru. Mae’n cael ei ariannu a’i oruchwylio gan Is-adran Ymchwil Gofal Cymdeithasol ac Iechyd Llywodraeth Cymru. Mae Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru’n darparu seilwaith i gefnogi a chynyddu gallu ym maes ymchwil a datblygu, yn rhedeg ystod o gynlluniau ariannu ymatebol ac yn rheoli dyrannu cyllid ymchwil a datblygu’r GIG. Yn ystod mis Hydref a mis Tachwedd 2013, ymgysylltwyd â rhanddeiliaid – gan gynnwys cynrychiolwyr cyhoeddus, y GIG, sefydliadau gofal cymdeithasol, prifysgolion, diwydiant, y trydydd sector ac adrannau eraill y llywodraeth – i adolygu’r seilwaith ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol a’r rhaglenni y mae Llywodraeth Cymru’n eu hariannu ac i helpu i benderfynu pa newidiadau y dylid eu gwneud. Gwnaeth hyn hwyluso datblygu dogfen gynnig a adolygwyd gan gymheiriaid yn allanol, a gymeradwywyd gan y Gweinidog Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol, ac sydd nawr yn cael ei rhoi ar waith. Mae seilwaith arloesol Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru a’i bortffolio o raglenni a ariennir yn cydgrynhoi, yn diweddaru ac yn adeiladu ar yr hyn sydd wedi’i greu a’i ddarparu hyd yma, gan osod Cymru yn y rheng flaen yn rhyngwladol ym maes ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol. Mae’r seilwaith newydd yn caniatáu ffocws mwy eglur ar feysydd rhagoriaeth presennol Cymru a’r rhai sy’n dod i’r fei. Fe fydd yn sicrhau bod dull o weithredu integredig, rhyngddisgyblaethol, rhyngasiantaethol, Cymru-gyfan yn cael ei fagu ar draws y sbectrwm trosiadol. Bydd dinasyddion Cymru’n ganolog i seilwaith a rhaglenni gan arwain at enillion mawr o ran iechyd a lles, o ran effeithiolrwydd gwasanaethau ac o ran cynhyrchu cyfoeth cenedlaethol.

GWELEDIGAETH Ein gweledigaeth yw i Gymru gael ei chydnabod yn rhyngwladol am ei hymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol ragorol sy’n cael effaith bositif ar iechyd, lles a ffyniant y bobl yng Nghymru.

NODAU STRATEGOL I gyflawni ein gweledigaeth, fe fyddwn ni’n: • sicrhau bod ymwneud ac ymgysylltiad y cyhoedd yn ganolog i’r hyn rydym yn ei wneud a bod hyn i’w weld ym mhob elfen ohono; • sicrhau bod ein gwaith wedi’i alinio â pholisi Llywodraeth Cymru a’i fod yn cael gwir effaith; • integreiddio ein seilwaith a’n rhaglenni’n llawn ar draws iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol; • buddsoddi mewn meysydd y mae Cymru’n rhagori ac yn unigryw ynddyn nhw; • cynyddu gallu ym maes ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol yng Nghymru; • datblygu systemau sy’n sicrhau bod hyn yn cael ei ddarparu mewn modd rhagorol ac yn defnyddio ein hadnoddau i’r eithaf.

Yr Athro Jonathan Bisson Cyfarwyddwr Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru

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Canolfannau Ymchwil

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Seilwaith Ymchwil Iechyd a Gofal Cymru

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Ymgysylltiad, Ymwneud a Chyfranogiad

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Cyflwyniad

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Y Ganolfan Ymchwil Heneiddio a Dementia Canolfan Ymchwil Canser Cymru Y Ganolfan Genedlaethol ar gyfer Iechyd Meddwl Y Ganolfan Genedlaethol ar gyfer Ymchwil ar Iechyd a Llesiant y Boblogaeth Canolfan Cymru ar gyfer Ymchwil Gofal Sylfaenol a Gofal Brys (Canolfan PRIME) 09

Unedau Ymchwil Uned Cyweirio’r Ymennydd a Niwrotherapiwteg Mewngreuanol (BRAIN) Uned Ymchwil Diabetes, Cymru Uned Ymchwil Arennol Cymru

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Unedau Treialon Clinigol Uned Treialon De-ddwyrain Cymru Cymdeithas Hap-dreialon Iechyd Gogledd Cymru Uned Dreialon Abertawe

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Grwpiau Cymorth Seilwaith Gwasanaeth Cymorth Economeg Iechyd Cymru Parc Geneteg Cymru Banc Data Diogel ar gyfer Cysylltiadau Gwybodaeth Ddienw (SAIL)

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Cefnogi a Chyflenwi Ymchwil a Datblygu’r GIG Gweithlu Canolfan Gymorth

Y Gymuned

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Cydweithrediad Cynyddu Gwaith Ymchwil

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Cynlluniau Grantiau

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Ysgol Ymchwil Gofal Cymdeithasol

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