Research Design Service South East

Despite COVID19, RDS SE will continue to support those developing health and social care research applications. We will, however, be minimising the need for researchers and our staff to attend face-to-face meetings through greater use of email, telephone and videoconferencing. Find out more

Please visit our COVID-19 webpage to find out more about our service during the COVID-19 pandemic


Free advice and support for researchers developing applied health or social care research proposals.

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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