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Research Design Service

 Research Design Service

Welcome to the Research Design Service North East

The Research Design Service is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The RDS NE is one of ten regional UK services making up the national RDS. The RDS provides support to investigators preparing research proposals for submission to national peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research. Priority is given to those applying to NIHR funding bodies.

Our service is free of charge.

Please download the contact form and return to Please fill it in as completely as you can.

If you need further assistance you can contact us by phone on 0191 334 0826.

Full details of the service we offer can be found on our website:

The following pages explain more about the RDS:

Contact Details

Research Design Service,
Durham University,
School of Medicine and Health,
Wolfson Research Institute,
Queen's Campus,
TS17 6BH