The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded Research Design Service West Midlands (RDS WM) is one of 10 regional services across England providing design and methodological support to health researchers who are developing research funding applications. RDS WM supports research teams to develop and submit high quality applied health and social care grant applications to NIHR and other national peer-reviewed funding programmes.
Public involvement in research
Advice and support on patient and public involvement (PPI) and how to plan, put into practice and resource involvement activities in funding applications
Signposting to relevant online information and resources
PPI bursaries of up to £500 per project to facilitate involvement in the development of the funding application
Information on relevant groups and networks locally and regionally who may be interested in collaborating with researchers
Organise networking events to promote PPI and share best practice
West Midlands, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire
National Institute for Health Research Networks
NIHR Research Design Services - View other organisations in this networkThere are 10 Research Design Services based around the country. They support researchers to prepare proposals for submission to NIHR and other national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research by providing expert advice on research design and methodology.