The RDS has been replaced by the NIHR Research Support Service (RSS).
There are eight new RSS Hubs. Our hub is the
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.
The Research Design Service was part of the National Institute for Health and Care Research.