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Social Care and Health Research

We are responsible for the development of strategy and policy for health and social care research in Wales.

Part of our remit is to commission, fund and manage the research infrastructure ‘Health and Care Research Wales’.

Its aims are to:

  • support and increase capacity in research and development
  • run a range of responsive funding schemes
  • manage resources to promote, support and deliver research in health and social care.

We work closely with other UK governments, UK research councils, other research funders and the European Commission to open up opportunities for Welsh researchers.

Research Governance Framework

The Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care in Wales outlines the principles of good governance that apply to all research undertaken within the remit of the Minister for Health and Social Services for Wales.

An additional sentence is added to 2.1.1 to clarify that the requirements of ethical review in the Governance Arrangements for Research Ethics Committees supersede the requirements of the Research Governance Framework.