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Research Design and Conduct Service

RDCS Client

The Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) South East Wales supports staff working within the National Health Service and social care to develop high quality research funding proposals.

Decommissioning

Thank you for your interest in the Research Design and Conduct Service. You may be aware that following a decision by Health and Care Research Wales the service will cease to operate from 1 April 2023. We will continue to provide support to health and social care professionals under our current Charter up until then, so if you are currently thinking about, or actively working on, a research funding application please get in touch with us on rdcs@cardiff.ac.uk. We can then discuss with you what we can offer within the time remaining.

Areas of expertise

Areas of expertise include:

  • formulating research questions
  • identifying appropriate methodologies
  • building a research team
  • involving patients and the public
  • providing advice on writing lay summaries
  • identifying suitable funding opportunities
  • designing a study
  • crafting well-constructed funding proposals
  • advising on regulatory and ethical issues
  • identifying the resources required for a successful project

Specific help is also available with:

  • research study design
  • statistics
  • qualitative research
  • data management
  • trial management

RDCS South East Wales Director

Dr Sue Channon

Dr Sue Channon

Director Research Design and Conduct Service and Senior Research Fellow

Email
channons2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 20875047

RDCS South East Wales Deputy Director

Dr Philip Pallmann

Dr Philip Pallmann

Deputy Director Research Design and Conduct Service and Senior Research Fellow

Email
pallmannp@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 7461

RDCS Consultants

Dr Claire Nollett

Dr Claire Nollett

Research Design and Conduct Service Consultant, Research Fellow and Academic Lead for Public Involvement and Engagement

Email
nollettcl@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 7187
Dr Kim Smallman

Dr Kim Smallman

Research Design and Conduct Service Consultant and Research Associate

Email
smallmank@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 7908