Partner organisations

Bangor University

Founded in 1884, Bangor University provides highest quality of teaching and research.


Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is established as one of Britain's leading universities. 


Diabetes UK Cymru

Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.


Diabetic Eye Screening Wales (DESW)

The DESW is an all Wales Service designed to detect sight threatening diabetic retinopathy at an early stage before visual loss occurs, thereby ensuring early treatment and preventing loss of vision in 70-90% of people with sight threatening diabetic retinopathy.


Health and Care Research Wales

Health and Care Research Wales is a national, multi-faceted, virtual organisation funded and overseen by the Welsh Government’s Division for Social Care and Health Research.  



JDRF is a charity dedicated to the cause of improving lives of people with Type 1 Diabetes by funding research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.


Joint Clinical Research Facility

JCRF is a joint venture between Swansea University and ABMU Health Board, with three linked facilities for undertaking patient research, encompassing phase I to IV studies, which serves a population of over 500,000. 



MediWales is the life science network and representative body, providing advice, support, business opportunities and promotes collaborations for the life science and health technology community in Wales.


NHS Health Boards 


Swansea University

Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920.


Type 1 Diabetes Immunotherapy Consortium (T1D UK)

Type 1 Diabetes UK Immunotherapy Consortium (T1D UK) was set up in 2015 with major funding from Diabetes UK & the JDRF, to promote, develop and support immunotherapy research in T1D. Diabetes Research Unit Cymru is part of this consortium.


Welsh Institute of Metabolic and Obesity Surgery 

The Welsh Institute of Metabolic and Obesity Surgery is a multi-disciplinary service, operating in Morriston Hospital and offers bariatric (obesity) surgery to 70+ patients a year