Request advice

In order for us to advise you, we require some details about you, your project / research idea and the type of advice that you require.

Please complete our advice request form:

Download the advice request form (Word) or PDF version of the form.

Please send your completed form to

Fill is as much as you can. If you are unable to complete the form please contact us, for assistance.

If you have a draft proposal or any other supporting information, please send it as well.

We aim to respond to you in two working days of receipt of your request form.

You may contact us at any stage of your proposal development, but it is preferable to contact us at an early stage to discuss your ideas. Please note there are eligibility criteria for using the RDS NW advice service.

For information on how we use your personal information, please take a look at our Privacy statement here.

Please consult our confidentiality statement for information on how we handle the content of your project applications and associated intellectual property.

Any questions

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our advice request form or our service.

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Not based in North West England

If you are not based in the North West of England then please visit the National NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) website for contact details of the RDS in your region (England only).