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Bath and North East Somerset Swindon and Wiltshire Research Hub

We support all aspects of applied health research within the University of Bath and local primary and community care.

Research Support

We support all aspects of applied health research involving primary and community care, from help with preparing research proposals and obtaining relevant approvals, to advising on involving the public in research.


Research support

Find out about how we can support and facilitate research within the University of Bath, and local primary and community health and social care organisations.

Our partner organisations

We offer free research support to local primary and community health and social care organisations, to help them deliver on their health research agenda.

Research governance

Research Governance applies to organisations and individuals that have responsibilities for health and social care research.

Research approval and regulation

Before a research study can start in the NHS and Health and Social Care (HSC); it must be approved by the relevant bodies and health regulatory organisations.


Public Involvement in Research

Public involvement means research being carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them. We promote and support public involvement amongst researchers and the public through our Participate Network.


Participate Network

People with experience of a health condition, service users and members of the public can help to improve health research by joining our Participate Network.

Join the Participate Network

People with experience of a health condition, health service users and members of the public can improve health research by joining our Participate Network.


Research in the NHS and HSC during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Health Research Authority (HRA) have developed guidance to support research in the NHS and HSC during the coronavirus pandemic.



News

Our latest news and updates.



Team

Our team members and what they do.


BSW Research Hub Manager

BSW Research Hub Manager oversees research within the Department for Health and research active primary and community care partner organisations.

Research Governance Facilitator

The Research Governance Facilitator supports research governance activities for the Department for Health, BSW CCG and primary and community care partners.

Business Support Officer

The Business Support Officer supports the Research Hub Manager with the day-to-day Research Hub activities.

About us

We are a partnership between B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) CCG, the Department for Health within the University of Bath (where the Hub is located) and local community healthcare providers Sirona care & health, Wiltshire Health and Care and Virgin Care.

We also have active links with research staff at local charitable organisations including Designability, the Research Institute for the Care of the Older People (RICE), Dorothy House Hospice and Baby Check Bath CIC.


1 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact BSW R&D Hub

Contact us to find out more or to ask any questions.