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Supporting researchers at all stages of preparing grant applications.

Research Design Service (RDS) London provides support to those preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.

RDS London is part of a network of regional support services funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). They form a key part of the research infrastructure and provide advice and guidance free of charge through consultation with experts and use of online resources.

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27 November

Vacancies for patient and public reviewers of research projects
Vacancies for patient and public reviewers of research projects
We are recruiting lay advisors for a panel that will review research proposals for RDS London’s new Public Fast-Track Review Service.
RDS London newsletter - Winter 2015
RDS London newsletter - Winter 2015
In this issue: NIHR funding success for innovative qualitative study - Efficient study designs call - Considering using qualitative methods? Our advisors give their top six tips - Upcoming funding deadlines - Ask RDS - PPI Update
Residential Grant Writing Retreat
Residential Grant Writing Retreat
The NIHR Research Design Service is offering a unique opportunity for health and social care professionals across England to attend a week-long residential Grant Writing Retreat in June 2016. The purpose of the Retreat is to give busy professionals dedicated time to rapidly progress their research idea into fundable proposals.

  • Formulating research questions
  • Build an appropriate research team
  • Involving patients and the public
  • Designing a study