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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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08 December

Ten lessons for a successful NIHR Fellowship application
Ten lessons for a successful NIHR Fellowship application
Dr Katherine Sleeman gave an inspirational keynote at the NIHR Fellowships Information Afternoon we hosted in September. Below is her blog summarising the key messages.
PPI Workshop December 2016
PPI Workshop December 2016
RDS London and BRC are holding a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Workshops to help you develop PPI within your research proposal
Deadline for advice for Round 10 of the NIHR Fellowships Programme
Deadline for advice for Round 10 of the NIHR Fellowships Programme
RDS London can provide support for applicants to Round 10 of the NIHR Fellowships Programme. The deadline to seek advice from RDS London for this round is 17/11/16 for post-doctoral levels and 2/12/16 for doctoral level applications.

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