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 years of funding to continue our work as the Research Design Service SE (RDS SE).

We look forward to continuing our work with health and social care researchers in the South East, supporting them to improve the design of their research funding proposals  and encouraging involvement of patients and the public wherever possible.

Our new contract starts on 1 October 2018, and whilst we are planning some small changes to improve our service, on the whole it will be ‘business as usual’, with our advisers in Kent, Surrey and Sussex continuing to provide free advice to researchers across the region.

Research design support can continue to be requested at: