The Stroke Network Wales is funded by the Welsh Government and aims to achieve a step-change in high-impact stroke research for the benefit of the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the people in Wales
Set a clear research agenda and funding streams: To create opportunities for researchers and the public to participate in, and steer, the development of a clear research agenda for stroke in Wales for the benefit of the people of Wales. Using these priorities to identify and develop partnerships to target high impact research funding streams, including the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Build an infrastructure able to deliver a stronger portfolio of research: To develop grass-root research infrastructure to support the growth of stroke-specific research capacity and capability across sectors in Wales. To nurture ideas and turn these into fundable proposals. To provide mentoring to novice researchers and provide opportunities for professional exchange and support. Critically, attracting expertise and creating sustainable academic posts.
Sustainable research environment: Develop collaborations locally with existing world class neuro-vascular research. Enable the research infrastructure to build national and international links to promote Wales as a great place for stroke research.
To this end one of its core functions will be as a resource for researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals.