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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.

NIHR Research


Learn more about the new Director of the NIHR HTA programme, watch his video researchmatters https://t.co/UBBN2az1tV

05 February

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme Update
NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme Update
Attend this meeting to find out more about the latest updates to the RfPB Programme and to hear from RfPB Programme Director Prof David Armstrong, London RfPB Regional Advisory Panel Chair Prof Richard Watt, and Assistant Director Ben Morgan. All prospective RfPB applicants are encouraged to attend. 
PPI Workshop Jan 2016
PPI Workshop Jan 2016
RDS London and BRC are holding a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Workshops to help you develop PPI within your research proposal
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.

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