The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service for Yorkshire & the Humber (RDS YH) supports researchers to develop and design high quality research proposals for submission to the NIHR and other national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research. This support is provided free of charge.
If you need support or specialist advice to turn your ideas into research proposals, or to further develop your existing proposals, then please explore our site to see what we can offer.
The RDS offers the following benefits –
Helping researchers develop and design high quality research proposals for submission to national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.
Providing access to a range of expertise in research design, including advice on research synthesis, study design and methodology (quantitative and qualitative), statistics and health economics.
A referral service directing enquirers to other sources of expert advice on the applied health and social care research system
Face-to-face advice is available for local researchers, supported by telephone and email. Just complete the online ‘Request for Advice and Support’ form below and we will be in touch to arrange an appointment.
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