New NIHR Research Support Service (RSS)
New NIHR Research Support Service (RSS)

The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) will be replaced by the new NIHR Research Support Service (RSS) on 1 October 2023.

In order to provide existing clients with continuity, RDS support for your application can continue beyond 1 October and, where necessary, to the end of March 2024. If completion of this work is expected to continue beyond this point, we will discuss with you about an appropriate handover to the new RSS.

Any new enquiries we receive for RDS advice after the 1 October will be referred to the RSS. We will be sharing more details about the RSS, including contact details, soon.
The new service will offer national support to all researchers working across the remit of the NIHR from pre-application through to post-application phases.