The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds the Research Design Service (RDS) to provide design and methodological support to health and social care researchers across England to develop grant applications to the NIHR and other national peer-reviewed funding programmes. RDS advisers in bases across England offer a unique breadth of experience and a proven track record in improving research applications. Advice is confidential and free of charge.

This is the Research Design Service North West. If you are based in the North West of England please contact us for advice in the first instance. If not based in the North West of England, you can find more information about the RDS in your region here.