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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NIHR RDS SE May e-bulletin – good news for SE researchers!

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

Latest NIHR RDS SE newsletter now online!

We are very pleased to announce that the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded us a further five years…

New five-year NIHR contract for Research Design Service South East

We are very pleased to announce that the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded us a further five…

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….