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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Applications invited for RDS Residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat

School of Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury 10 – 12 September 2018 Research Design Service (RDS) is offering a unique…

How to disseminate your research: Getting your message heard – and used

NIHR have just produced a new guide to research dissemination. It will be especially useful to researchers  applying for funding or…

New national blog post ‘From the RDS desk’: First post by RDS SE Adviser Claire Rosten

The new Monthly update from the Research Design Service, brings you tips, insights and experiences of the funding application process….

NIHR Clinical Research Network support extended to non-NHS health and social care settings

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) will be extending support into health and social care research taking place in non-NHS…

NIHR RDS SE April e-bulletin now online

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

Register for New NIHR Fellowships webinar: 11am, 19 April 2018

NIHR Fellowships – what will the changes mean for applicants? This one hour webinar will be presented by: Pete Thompson,…