Research Design Service (RDS) West Midlands provides support to those preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.
RDS West Midlands is part of a network of regional support services funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). They form a key part of the research infrastructure and provide advice and guidance free of charge through consultation with experts and use of online resources.
RDS WM support during the COVID-19 crisis - Despite the ongoing situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) RDS West Midlands will continue to support clients who are developing applications for health and social care research. We will, however, not be offering face to face meetings but our specialist researchers across the region will be happy to meet via greater use of email, telephone and videoconferencing.
Support requests should be submitted in the usual way via the request form
You can also contact us via our e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration now open! Growing Social Care Research in the West Midlands
19th Oct 2021 10am-1pm
A FREE online event for researchers, practitioners, people with lived experience, providers and commissioners of adult social care in the West Midlands, hosted by the West Midlands Social Care Research Partnership (NIHR RDS West Midlands, NIHR CRN West Midlands, NIHR ARC West Midlands, West Midlands ADASS, Birmingham Voluntary Service Council).
Don't forget to take a look at our RDSblog: monthly tips, insights and experiences of the funding application process
This RDS blog looks at the challenges faced by social care researchers in applying for funding and introduces an RDS model of support to help researchers engage and develop competitive and relevant social care applications.