Research Design Service: East Midlands
National Institute for Health Research


Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)

Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) measure patients’ views about the impact of disease and treatment and are reported directly by the patient. PROlearn is a freely accessible information resource for patients, clinicians and researchers wishing to find out more about PROs here.


A national advisory group that supports greater public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. INVOLVE is funded by the NIHR and they share knowledge and learning on public involvement in research.  Read more about Involve here

National Policy & Guidance

The goal of the NIHR is to create a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world class facilities, conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public.

Department Of Health And Social Care

Read here for health and social care policy, guidance and publications for NHS and social care professionals.

Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)

Online system for applying for permission and ethical approvals for healthcare, social care, or community care research in the UK.