Research design links and resources
|What makes a NIHR Doctoral Fellowship application excellent?
|Judith Rankin is Professor of Maternal and Child Health at the University of Newcastle, and the Chair of the NIHR Doctoral Fellowship Selection Committee. As a researcher with an international reputation, she shares her thoughts on what makes an excellent application.
|21 June, 2023
|RDS Social Care Research Residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat presentations
|Videos of the presentations from the RDS Social Care Research Residential Grant Development and Writing Retreat held in March 2023. Presentation videos include a talk from a successful previous applicant for social care funding as well as presentations on public involvement in your social care application, embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, planning research impact and a systems engineering approach to implementation and improvement in social care.
|15 May, 2023
|Social Care Research Design
|A collection of resources to help with Social Care research design.
|15 May, 2023
|Translational Research Application Manager (TRAM) Toolkit
|The Toolkit has been developed as a roadmap to assist researchers navigate the many elements of an NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Product Development Award (PDA) application to ensure they meet the funder’s requirements. Much of this content is also relevant to i4i Connect and Challenge awards and other similar translation research funding streams.
|28 April, 2023
|Your Path in Research – start your career in research
|Unsure of the next steps in your career? Why not consider a role in research helping find better treatments and improving care for patients and service users. The range of roles in health and social care research is wide ranging. This website provides more information to help you start your career in research.
|27 January, 2023
|NIHR INCLUDE Impaired Capacity to Consent Framework – a tool for researchers to design more inclusive trials
|INCLUDE Impaired Capacity to Consent Framework is a tool for researchers to ensure that their trial is designed to be inclusive of people with impaired capacity to consent, as well as improving the quality of the trial design. It should preferably be used when developing a funding application, however it can also inform later stages of developing the trial such as when drafting the protocol and ethics application. The framework is intended to be used with all populations who may experience impaired capacity. A toolkit of resources has been developed to support researchers to use the Framework, and collated information and resources on capacity and consent. More general information about improving trial diversity, with links to this new Framework alongside the Ethnicity Framework, can be found on the Trial Forge website.
|13 December, 2022
|RDSresources – useful resources when developing a research funding application
|The Research Design Service (RDS) produces many online resources that aim to support and help Applied Health, Social Care and Public Health researchers apply for research funding. The RDSresources website has been created to provide a central location for these useful resources.
|5 July, 2022
|Public Health Research Applications and Design Advice (PHRADA)
|Public Health Research Applications and Design Advice (PHRADA) is provided by the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) across England to support applicants to develop competitive applications to the NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) programme. The PHRADA team support applicants applying to selected PHR commissioned calls throughout the application process. Anyone considering submitting an application to the commissioned calls currently being supported by PHRADA can use the service.
|22 June, 2022
|Community engagement toolkit
|This toolkit is aimed at supporting researchers who are developing grant applications with, and for, diverse communities. It has evolved from what our community partners in the Reaching Out Projects taught us about how they would like researchers to engage with them to build sustainable community relationships. We have transferred their knowledge and experience to the world of health and social care research into ten guiding principles. The ten guiding principles included in this toolkit were co-produced with community partners involved across the four Reaching Out Projects facilitated by the Research Design Service in the East of England, North East and North Cumbria , South Central and Yorkshire and Humber regions. The illustrations were created by artist Bethan Laker Bethan Laker Illustrator in collaboration with North East and North Cumbria Reaching Out partners.
|12 May, 2022
|Focus On Research and Equity – FOR Equity
|This resource provides tools and resources to help make research evidence more relevant for action to reduce social and health inequalities.
|31 March, 2022