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Research Design Service

 Research Design Service

The Research Design Service (RDS) is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to support research teams to develop and submit high quality applied health and social care grant applications to NIHR and other national peer-reviewed funding programmes.

We offer specialist advice on all aspects of an application including:

  • Designing a research study
  • Research methods
  • Identifying suitable sources of funding
  • Involving patients and public in research design
  • Identifying potential academic, clinical and lay collaborators

Our advice is confidential and free of charge

To request an appointment with one of our expert advisors please click here.


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,
Stockton-On-Tees,
TS17 6BH