The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded Research Design Service South West (RDS SW) is one of 10 regional services across England providing free design and methodological support to health researchers who are developing research funding applications. The RDS SW 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

We offer:

  • support to researchers, to enable them to engage with patients, carers and the public during the development of their grant applications
  • advice and support for researchers on public involvement
  • online public involvement advice and information via our website
  • information on relevant groups and networks locally and regionally who may be interested in collaborating with researchers.

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RDS South West, Research Office, The Old Building, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, TA1 5DA

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Bath, Bournemouth, Bristol, Exeter, Gloucester, Plymouth, Salisbury, Taunton

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