Contract awarded by the NIHR to provide the Research Design Service for further five years

A new contract of more than £50 million from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has been awarded to 10 NHS organisations and higher education institutions, with proven expertise in research methodology and design, to provide the Research Design Service (RDS).

10 regional Research Design Services (RDS) will together form a national network, liaising with each other to develop a consistent service to the research community.

The funding will allow the Research Design Service North West (RDS NW) to continue offering free and confidential advice to health and social care researchers on funding applications to national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for a further five years from 1 October 2018