Research by design

At the RDS, we help people preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding programmes in applied health and social care. We cover the counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Advice and support is provided free of charge and is available through research clinics, face-to-face, telephone and email.

Latest news

NIHR Journals Library news

The NIHR Journals Library comprises five open access peer-reviewed journals reporting health research results from a range of areas. Its inspiration…

NIHR HTA Programme – new researcher-led funding calls

The NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme funds research into the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and…

Need to know about funding opportunities?

There are many sources of funding available for applied health research including the NIHR, Research Councils and major charities. Find…

NIHR HTA Programme announces new funding board

The NIHR HTA Programme is the biggest of the NIHR research programmes and assesses around 600 research applications every year….

Read our RDS SE July bulletin – hot news for health researchers

You can read our July bulletin online.

RDS SE June e-bulletin – local and national news from NIHR and RDS

You can read our June bulletin online.