NIHR awards an additional five-year contract for a Research Design Service in Yorkshire and the Humber

RDS YH is one of ten NIHR regional research design services across England and has been in operation since 2008.

The School of Health and Related Research library.

RDS YH is an extremely successful and effective White Rose partnership between Universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York supporting researchers to attract more than £250 million of funding to the region.

The service offers advice and support to health and social care researchers applying to NIHR research funding programmes, and to other national, peer reviewed sources of health and social care research funding.

The NIHR RDS provides expert advice in a range of health research design areas including qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, health economics, statistics, systematic reviewing, patient and public involvement and impact. They offer advice on framing and refining appropriate research questions and developing high quality applications for funding.


Contact: Rose Cliff,, +44 114 222 0828

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