Our Strategic Partnerships

Collaboration is at the heart of GW4. In addition to our strategic partners, we work with over 400 external partners including global businesses, research organisations, government bodies and third sector organisations to develop new research, train future academic and industry leaders and develop innovative solutions, which recognise and build on our region’s strengths.

If you are interested in working with us or developing a collaborative initiative, we want to hear from you.
Contact info@gw4.ac.uk for more information.

The National Trust

National Centre for the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)

The National Trust





Our strategic research partnership with the National Trust builds on our previous investment in the Bridging the Gap project which encouraged collaboration between universities, cultural organisations and local authorities in South West England and South East Wales.

During 2020-21, the partnership will initiate a number of new research, innovation and creative collaborations designed to advance the National Trust and GW4 ambitious strategic priorities. The partnership has identified five priority areas in which the National Trust and GW4 share expertise and on which efforts will initially focus:

Multidisciplinary research teams will develop projects and research bids to help tackle these complex social and global challenges.

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The NC3Rs is a government-backed organisation that works with scientists and organisations across the bioscience sector to develop and implement new technologies and approaches that replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in research (the 3Rs).

Dr Jessica Eddy is the Regional Programme Manager for Cardiff and the South West of England, co-funded by the NC3Rs and GW4. Jessica supports the application of the 3Rs across the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. This includes providing expert advice and co-ordinating the sharing of best practice.

NC3Rs/GW4 poster – working together to advance the 3Rs within universities (Oct 19).