RDS NE provides research design and methodological advice to health and social care researchers who are developing applications for national peer-reviewed funding; we also support successful applicants, should there be any difficulties following funding. Advice is provided free of charge.

Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), we aim to increase the number and quality of applications for applied health and social care research that benefits patients and the public

We provide access to a range of specialist expertise in research design, including advice on the research question, study design and methodology (quantitative and qualitative), statistics, health economics and public involvement.

RDS NE is a regional service, working with a number of partners to provide high quality advice; please complete our online ‘Request an appointment‘ form and we will contact you to arrange a face-to-face meeting.

Alternatively, please email: rds.ne@nihr.ac.uk  or phone (0191) 208 7000.