Research by design

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.

Latest news

CLAHRC National Conference: For early career postdoc research careers in AHPs

Organised by the NIHR CLAHRC South London and King’s College London this unique, interactive conference aims to showcase opportunities, to provide role models and to facilitate networking opportunities for early…

RDS Residential Grant Writing Retreat

The RDS South West and South Central are offering a unique opportunity for health and social care professionals across the South West and South Central regions to attend a week-long…

The Advantages of Working at Scale

We interviewed Dr Dev Patel about his experience of carrying out research in his practice. Link: The Advantages of Working at Scale Source: NIHR Latest News

Chipping away at stroke

Research into a smart chip that could save lives of stroke sufferers has been supported and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Link: Chipping away at stroke…

Non-prescription online pharmacies could be helping to fuel antibiotic resistance

Researchers have found antibiotics to be illegally available without the need for a prescription from 45 per cent of online pharmacies surveyed as part of a study looking at 20…

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study

Vitamin D supplements have been found to protect against acute respiratory infections including colds, flu and pneumonia, according to a study funded by the NIHR. Link: Vitamin D protects against…

‘BabyClear’ programme helps pregnant women stop smoking

Researchers from the Universities of Newcastle and Teesside have found that women are almost twice as likely to quit smoking if they are supported from their first appointment by a…