£50 million awarded to support health and social care research

  • Date

    Fri 11 May 18

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The Research Design Service East of England (RDS EoE), based at our School of Health and Social Care, has been awarded a further five years funding by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

The NIHR Research Design Service supports health and social care researchers to develop and design high quality proposals for submission to funding programmes.

The East of England branch is based in our School of Health and Social Care, with partner sites at the Universities of Bedfordshire, Cambridge, East Anglia, Essex and Hertfordshire and a number of NHS trusts. It is one of ten regional branches that have been awarded a total of £50 million by the NIHR. 

The funding will allow the East of England team to continue its successful work, offering free and confidential advice to researchers across the region. 

One client said: “The RDS team were invaluable from the very earliest stages of this proposal. They undoubtedly formed a key component of our eventual success. The RDS team formed a point of contact for us that helped us better understand what was expected and how best to respond to the questions at all stages of the application.”

Professor Gill Green, Director of NIHR RDS EoE at the University of Essex, said: “I am delighted that the RDS has received another five years of funding.  We look forward to continuing to support researchers in the East of England and to developing new partners in social care.”