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Research Design Service

The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) supports researchers to develop and design high quality research proposals for submission to NIHR and other national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research. 

The Research Design Service provides expert advice to researchers on all aspects of preparing grant applications for applied research in health and social care, including statistics, quantitative and qualitative research techniques, clinical trials, evidence synthesis, health economics, epidemiology, public and patient involvement, ethics and governance.

The national NIHR Research Design Service has ten regional bases:

  • East of England
  • East Midlands
  • London
  • North East
  • North West
  • South Central
  • South East Coast
  • South West
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire and the Humber

Visit the national RDS website for more information

  Research Design Service leaflet

Funding
The total value of each NIHR Research Design Service contract is between £800k and £1m annually for five years.

NIHR briefing document:

 3.4 Research Design Service