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Helping researchers at all stages of preparing grant applications

Research Design Service West Midlands provides help on research design to researchers in the West Midlands who are developing proposals for open, national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.
We are funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and our advice is provided free of charge.  It is available through the use of online resources and consultations with experts. 



RT @OfficialNIHR: We’re funding the evaluation of group-based interventions to improve the health of parents and children:

02 October

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The University of Southampton has been awarded a four year contract worth £3.2 million to deliver the NIHR’s Centre for Patient and Public Involvement, Participation and Engagement, taking account of the Going the Extra Mile report.
This event will offer an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the HTA themed call on efficient study designs and their general role across NIHR funding programmes.
On Wednesday 2 July, the Research Design Service West Midlands (RDS WM, hosted one of the National Institute of Health Research’s three UK presentations on the Activity Capture and Attribution Template (ACAT) scheme.

  • Formulating research questions
  • Build an appropriate research team
  • Involving patients and the public
  • Designing a study