The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds the Research Design Service 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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Happy New Year from RDS SE! January 2018 bulletin out now!

NIHR and RDS news, events and opportunities for researchers. Find out what’s new in health and social care research in…

NIHR Clinical Research Network KSS launch new ‘Green Shoots’ funding initiative

NIHR CRN KSS’s new initiative aims to help new Chief Investigators (CIs) get started on developing portfolio projects of their…

New video! Why do funding applications falter? NIHR RDS NE Director gives key points

Luke Vale, Co-Director of NIHR Research Design Service North East, gives his perspective on why research funding applications struggle.

Applying to NIHR Public Health Research Programme – webinar 17/1/18

Public health webinar, 14.30 – 15.30, 17 January 2018 to support the following funding opportunities: 17/101 – Air pollution: outdoor air quality and…

Want to help improve research? Next Young Person’s Advisory Group (YPAG) KSS meeting

Young Person’s Advisory Group (YPAG) Kent, Surrey & Sussex When: 10am – 12, 20 January 2018, Where: Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital,…

December RDS SE e-bulletin

NIHR and RDS news, events and opportunities for researchers. Find out what’s new in health and social care research in…