Workshops & Training information

The 5th Annual Research Design and Conduct Service (RDCS) workshop will be held in the Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University, on Tuesday 27th September 2016.

This event is open to NHS staff and those working in Social Care only, and focuses on applying for research funding to the RfPPB and Social Care Award calls. It is free of charge, and features consultants with a wide range of expertise including statistical methods.

The event will run from 9.00am to 3.30pm and will cover all aspects of successful funding applications including:

•          Applying for research funding

•          Working with your R&D office

•          Responding to reviewers’ comments

•         NEW: *Specific guidance based on observer feedback from this year’s RfPPB panel*

The day will focus on key aspects of successful applications. We will be using examples of both successful and unsuccessful RfPPB applications during the day to illustrate how to maximize your chances of putting together a high-quality grant application.

To book a place please go to

If you require a parking space, please email

Note: Details of these funding calls are anticipated in Autumn/Winter 2016. Although the day will focus on RfPPB and Social Care Awards, the advice about funding applications will still be relevant to other grant applications, and we encourage booking on that basis too.

The cost of the event will be covered by the Research Design and Conduct Service, so there is no charge to you. We politely ask for one week’s notice in case of cancellation, so we can offer your place to another colleague.