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Welcome to the NIHR

Our mission is to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. We fund and support research across the NHS, public health and social care.

We also offer researchers career development opportunities.

Research Support Service (RSS)

The RSS provides support to health, social care and public health researchers in England. We can support all aspects of developing and writing an application to the NIHR.  Advice is confidential and free of charge. 

We can help with:

  • identifying funding sources
  • research design
  • research methods 
  • involving patients and the public

Further information

We cover a broad range of research, including: