Research Support Services

The Research & Development Office can facilitate your access to methodological expertise to support grant development. This includes qualitative, quantitative methodologies, health economics, statistics, systematic reviewing.

We also offer access to statistical support when developing a grant, and for analysing funded research studies. R&I will assess your support needs and facilitate discussions with the service which is best placed to provide this.

To request access to any of these services, please contact us via

Research Design Service, South West (RDS-SW)

The Research Design Service, South West (RDS-SW) is part of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). It provides methodological expertise for researchers preparing proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.

Research & Innovation work closely with the RDS-SW and can facilitate discussions between you and their staff to discuss your research proposal. In addition, the RDS-SW holds scientific committee meetings once a month to critique potential NIHR applications and provide feedback to applicants. It is strongly advised that any researcher preparing an NIHR application submits a draft application to the RDS scientific committee at least 1 month in advance of the deadline

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Research & Development
North Bristol NHS Trust
Level 3, Learning & Research building
Southmead Hospital
Bristol, BS10 5NB

Telephone: 0117 4149330