Free support for researchers to apply for funding, and to develop and deliver clinical and applied research 

The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) will be replaced by the new NIHR Research Support Service (RSS) from 1 October 2023. NIHR Research Support Service.

After the closure of the NIHR Research Design Service on 30 September 2023, we are continuing to support existing clients through to 31 March 2024. For new RSS clients please use the link below to contact our Hub delivered by the University of Leicester and Partners.

Would you like to discuss your idea with our RSS Hub?

NIHR Research Support Service (RSS) provides free and confidential advice to help you design your research study and apply for funding, including on how to involve patients and the public involvement in your research. Where appropriate we can also help broker collaborations to strengthen your team. 

To request support from the Research Support Service Hub Delivered by the University of Leicester and Partners please fill in our enquiry form

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