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.

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RDS SE March 2017 e-bulletin

NIHR and RDS news in our latest RDS SE e-bulletin. Find out what’s new in health and social care research….

“The Researcher” is out!

Read here for the Spring issue of ‘The Researcher‘ which features an article about the RDS from Dr Claire Rosten…

RDS SE February 2017 e-bulletin

NIHR and RDS news in our latest RDS SE e-bulletin. Find out what’s new in health and social care research….

Clinical Trials: Why we do them, how we do them

Tuesday 6th June 2017, 09:30 – 16:30 Thursday 5th October, 09:30 – 16:30 This one-day course has been designed to…

Researchers in Kent, Surrey and Sussex celebrated at first CRN Research Awards

  The Research Awards are a new initiative for the CRN to recognise and thank the hard-working and high-achieving researchers,…

Clinical Research Network KSS Conference

Delivering tomorrow’s clinical research University of Sussex, 21 June 2017 More details and to register visit here