What is RDS WM?

Research Design Service West Midlands (RDS WM) exists to provide help to people preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research. RDS WM essentially consists of a team of methodologists based in universities and the NHS across the West Midlands, able to advise and provide practical support when you are developing your grant application. As RDS WM is funded by the NIHR for this purpose, such help is provided free of charge.

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Who can use RDS WM?

RDS WM will provide free advice to NHS researchers and others working in partnership with the NHS, who are developing research proposals for submission to national, peer-reviewed funding competitions.

For more information on RDS WM please contact Melanie Guthrie on 0121 414 8533 or rdscentre@contacts.bham.ac.uk

How can RDS WM help me?

RDS WM can advise on all aspects of preparing grant applications e.g.

Advice and support is best provided face-to-face. RDS WM staff will be happy to meet with you at a convenient time and place to discuss your research. It is preferable to contact us at an early stage to discuss your ideas.

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