The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds the Research Design Service (RDS) to provide research design and methodological support to health and social care researchers across England to develop grant applications to the NIHR and other national peer reviewed funding programmes. Advice is confidential and free of charge.

HOW WE CAN HELP

If you have a research question you would like to turn into a fully developed funding proposal, we can help.

MEET WITH US

We’d love to meet with you to discuss your research proposal. Our research design advisory panels offer a great forum to develop your ideas.

WHO ARE THE RDS?

WHAT DO I GET OUT OF IT?

The support you receive will be tailored to your needs. It may be one-to-one advice, a meeting with the RDS team or guidance towards other sources of support.