Research Design Service: East Midlands
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Research By Design

Supporting researchers at all stages of preparing grant applications, Research Design Service (RDS) East Midlands (EM) provides support to those preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.

RDS EM is part of a network of regional support services funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). It forms a key part of the research infrastructure and provides advice and guidance free of charge through consultation with experts and use of online resources. Please see our charter for details of the advice we can provide. Upon receipt of your request, we will allocate an adviser to liaise with your team.


Alert: we have a vacancy in our Nottingham office for a senior medical statistician

We have updated our Confidentiality Agreement to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation coming info force on 25 May 2018 

NIHR 2018 theme is ‘Promotion of good mental health and the prevention or treatment of mental ill health’ across the whole life course

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