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Research Design Service

Centre: Centre for Primary Care and Public Health 

Research Design Service London

Research Design Service (RDS) London is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The service provides advice and support to health and social care researchers preparing grant applications.

RDS London is an active network led by King’s College London in partnership Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Imperial College London and University College London.

Support is provided at all stages of an application from initial idea through to final draft application and is delivered in the form of personal support with one or more advisers.

We can support reseachers apply to peer-reviewed UK-based funding bodies. These include NIHRWellcome TrustMedical Research Council and charities such as Asthma UK.

The QMUL team can provide expert advice on statistics, qualitative research methods, health economics, health psychology and patient and public involvement. Our team is based at The Centre for Primary Care and Public Health (Yvonne Carter Building, 58 Turner Street, Whitechapel, EC1 2AB).

Find out more about RDS London at




The Barts Health / Queen Mary arm of the service is jointly led by  Dr Richard Hooper and  Professor Stephanie Taylor and covers the east London area.

You can contact the Queen Mary arm of RDS London to find out about drop-in sessions and particular advice using the details below:

Tel: +44 20 7882 7325


All other enquiries please contact or phone 020 7848 6782.

We encourage researchers to contact RDS London as early as possible. Visit the website for information about our drop-in sessions and PPI workshops, or if you’d like more formal advice you can submit a request.