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Engaging and Supporting Surgical Research: Research Design Service 9 February 2012 Andy Barton.

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1 Engaging and Supporting Surgical Research: Research Design Service 9 February 2012 Andy Barton

2 The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) supports researchers to develop and design high quality research proposals for submission to NIHR and other national, peer- reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.

3 To offer fit for purpose advice and support on research design and methodology to researchers making funding applications… To increase the number and proportion of high quality applications for funding …

4 RDS: Purpose To help researchers develop and design high quality research proposals for submission to national, peer- reviewed funding competitions for applied health and social care research To provide consistent national coverage, with a focus on NHS-based researchers applying to NIHR Programmes To offer access to a range of expertise in research design and to refer to other sources of expert advice on the applied health and social care research system

5 Delivering the service Almost all university-based Central Co-ordinating Centre Number of sites Team of Research Design Advisors Access to more specialist advisors Close links with other services, eg CTUs Some training – but limited Support for Public and Patient Involvement

6 Helping to build successful grant applications Self care – information RDS Direct – telephone/ queries Primary care – face-to-face discussions Secondary care – involving other RDS staff Tertiary care – other specialist input Follow-up care – fixable faults and troubleshooting

7 RDS national figures 2009/ projects 217 outline applications (62% short-listed) 662 full applications (35% funded) 2010/ projects 311 outline applications (54% short-listed) 839 full applications (37% funded)

8 Support infrastructure: Where the RDS fits (CLAHRC)Research Question RDS &Study Design CTUFunding Application CLRN Study Execution CTUAnalysis Dissemination (CLAHRC)Implementation

9 Find out more Visit: ch_design_services.aspx

10 Thank you 9 February 2012


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