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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 @HSRN_UK: We are delighted to announce Prof Ray Fitzpatrick will be speaking alongside Mary Baker at #HSRN14 on importance of patient pe…

24 April

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The national Research Design Service web site has now launched
The RfPB competition 24, which will include applications for the NIHR Long-term Conditions in Children and Young People Call, has gone live for applicants to apply to the programme.
Researchers who sought help from RDS WM have obtained almost £1 million of funding in RfPB Competition 21.

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