How we can help

With offices in Newcastle, Durham and South Tees, RDS NE is ideally placed to help your research team plan an effective study.  Our network of specialist advisers will be able to advise on all aspects of preparing grant applications in health and social care including:

  • Refining your research idea and formulating your research questions
  • Conducting literature searches
  • Getting the right methodology for your study
  • Structuring your grant application
  • Identifying the resources required for a successful study
  • Signposting to regulatory and ethical issues
  • Writing a lay summary
  • What Patient and Public Involvement is, and how best to incorporate this
  • Building an appropriate research team

You will be allocated an RDS NE adviser who will take the lead on your enquiry and work with our other staff who have complementary skills.  RDS NE also have a wide range of academic and clinical contacts we collaborate with for additional help if required.  Although you can contact us at any stage of your proposal, early contact is preferable.

Please see the specialist advice pages on the left hand side for the specific types of further support that we can offer.