Access methodology advice
The NIHR funds experts in research methodology through our investment in research infrastructure.
We offer methodology advice to researchers funded by the NIHR, the life sciences industry or a charity, to help you develop your research idea.
Our methodology experts specialise in applied health, public health, social care, medtech or in vitro diagnostics.
Methodology advice for applied health, public health and social care research
The NIHR Research Design Service supports researchers to develop and design high quality research proposals for submission to NIHR funding programmes and other open, national, peer reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.
The service can advise all aspects of developing a grant application including, research design, research methods, identifying funding sources and involving patients and the public.
Methodology advice on implementation research
The researchers at our Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) are experts in implementation research and can advise on putting applied health and care research into practice.
Methodology advice for medical technologies and in vitro diagnostic tests
Our NIHR Medtech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operatives can help you plan research on new medical technologies and commercially-supplied in vitro diagnostic tests. The centres can help you to build a multidisciplinary team that will work collaboratively with you to ensure you generate the evidence needed to support adoption of your medical device, digital technology or diagnostic in the NHS.
The NIHR Medtech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operatives have supported Mologic Ltd, a UK-based SME, in its development of a urine based test for an early indication of exacerbation of COPD, simple enough for patients to monitor their disease status at home, enabling care in the community reducing A&E visits and admissions.