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.

COVID-19: RDS open as usual

In light of COVID-19 issues, RDS staff are working remotely. But we are open as usual and happy to meet with you (online) to discuss your research proposal.

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.