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Partner organisations

The expertise of CEDAR’s core team is supplemented through collaborative working with partner organisations.

SAIL logoThe Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) Databank

SAIL is a world-class, anonymous data linkage system that securely brings together the widest possible array of routinely-collected data for research, development and evaluation. SAIL is an initiative developed by the College of Medicine at Swansea University and it receives core-funding from Health and Care Research Wales. The main aim of SAIL is to realise the potential of electronically held, person based, routinely-collected, anonymised information. SAIL works collaboratively with researchers, service professionals and industry to conduct and support research and to improve service delivery. SAIL is led by two co-directors: Professor David Ford (health informatics) and Professor Ronan Lyons (public health and epidemiology). The other members of the SAIL management team are: Kerina Jones, Caroline Brooks, Simon Thompson,  Chris Jones, Rohan Dsilva and Cynthia McNerney. 

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Established in 2000, the Specialist Unit for Review Evidence (SURE) at Cardiff University is comprised of experienced information specialists and systematic reviewers. The team identifies, evaluates and summarises current, reliable evidence to support evidence-based practice and policy. The Unit is comprised of six members of staff who have particular skills in advanced literature searching, critical appraisal, summarising best available evidence and developing evidence based methodologies. Since its inception, SURE staff have authored 74 publications, including 60 systematic reviews, and the Unit has earned more than £2.3 million in grant income.

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SCHE logoSwansea Centre for Health Economics (SCHE)

Swansea Centre for Health Economics (SCHE) at Swansea University, delivers a first class research and consultancy service to organisations in the healthcare sector.  With over 60 years of experience and a team of health economic experts, SCHE aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry and be the leaders in health economics research in Wales and the UK.

SCHE has a wealth of experience and expertise within the team, with staff undertaking commissioned work on the evaluation of programmes and interventions for a range of organisations, including World Health Organisation, Welsh Government, and Department of Health.This has been backed by an extensive portfolio of publications in the fields of health economics and health and social policy, along with bespoke reports for companies and agencies that, in many cases, have informed submissions to NICE and other assessment agencies for technology appraisal.  

SCHE website


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