Research Design Service: East Midlands

Research Support Request Form

Please use this form to request RDS support for your funding application (we recommend you use Google Chrome rather than Internet Explorer). We aim to respond to your request within two working days. You will be allocated an adviser who will work with other staff in the RDS to provide the advice you need.

We recommend that you contact us at an early stage to ensure we can give you the best support.

Despite the ongoing situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) RDS East Midlands will continue to support people developing applications for health and social care research. We will, however, be reducing the need for researchers and our staff to attend face-to-face meetings through greater use of email, telephone and videoconferencing.

This enquiry will be sent to the office you select below. Please choose the office that is more convenient for you:
Please give the main applicant's contact details:
Please provide us with information about your study. You can email any further relevant supporting documentation to
Supplemental information:

Please note: RDS EM will take appropriate steps to ensure confidentiality of any information sent to us via our website, although we cannot accept any liability for the loss or disclosure of data sent to us in this way.

Alert: Researchers are asked to contact their local R&D office as soon as possible to discuss research sponsorship, as this takes both time and significant organisation to set up.