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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 are inviting applications for #NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research

30 July

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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.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is committed to making sure that each research study it funds has a clear and concise plain English summary. It is important that this information explains the research as a whole and is easy to read and understand.

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