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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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21 February

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
PPI Workshop February 2017
PPI Workshop February 2017
RDS London and BRC are holding a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Workshops to help you develop PPI within your research proposal
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.

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