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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. 



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RDS WM held a Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) event on Tuesday 5 April at the Michael Tippet Room, Staff House, University of Birmingham.
University of Birmingham, Friday 20 November 2015

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