The RDS has been replaced by the NIHR Research Support Service (RSS).

There are eight new RSS Hubs. Our hub is the

RSS Hub delivered by University of Southampton and Partners.

How to discuss your idea with our RSS Hub

The RSS is delivered collaboratively through eight hubs, each a partnership of research groups and organisations. If you would like to meet with our RSS Hub (delivered by the University of Southampton and partners), contact us here.

What happens to current RDS clients?

After the closure of the NIHR Research Design Service on 30 September 2023, we are continuing to support existing clients through to 31 March 2024. If you submitted a request for support to the RDS prior to 1 October 2023, you will continue to receive RDS support until March 2024.

Missed an event? Catch up online

The presentations from our events are recorded and available to view on YouTube.

We are part of the NIHR

The Research Design Service was part of the National Institute for Health and Care Research.