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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 @People_Research: New opportunity: North West - Bringing art to the world of science and research

30 November

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University of Birmingham, Friday 20 November 2015
Do you have a great idea for research in health or social care? Would your team benefit from protected time and expert support to develop your idea into a competitive funding application?
This event (held on 29 September 2015)offered a great opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the HTA themed call on efficient study designs and their general role across NIHR funding programmes.

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