Contact Form

Please fill in the following details as completely as you can. If you need further assistance please contact us by phone on 0191 208 7000.

1. Contact Details

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If RDS NENC can assist, we normally offer clients a one hour appointment with an advisor. To speed up the meeting process, it would be really helpful if you could provide us with three dates and times you will be available during the four week period after the date of submission of this form (if your deadline is within four weeks then please provide your earliest availability).
Appointments are available between 10:00-16:00, however if you would like to request an appointment outside these core hours, please let us know.

2. Funding

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3. Project Details

If you are unsure, tell us what topic you are interested in
If you are responding to a commissioning brief or other call for applications, please provide details of the brief/call.

4. Support

What type of advice and support are you interested in? (Please tick all that apply.)

Includes: Study Design/Formulating & clarifying a research question/Peer review/ finding suitable funding source/ Finding clinical partners
Clinical trial design and conduct
Patient and Public Involvement advice/ Consumer panel/ Online panel review
Qualitative research methods
Statistical methods
Project management/ Regulatory, governance and ethical issues

5. Terms and conditions / Privacy Policy

The Research Design Service will only provide advice if an advice request meets the eligibility criteria set out in the Working with the RDS document.

We take every care to provide accurate and up-to-date information and advice through our advice service, website, publications or any other service we provide, however the information we provide is subject to change and we cannot guarantee its correctness or completeness at any given time. We cannot guarantee the accuracy and appropriateness of the advice given by our service, although every effort is made to ensure high quality up-to-date advice is provided.

Although every reasonable effort will be made, we cannot guarantee advice to be given by a particular deadline, such as a funding deadline or within a particular timeframe.

Every effort will be made to provide advice where eligible. However we may not have the capacity to support applications in the timeframe required and reserve the right to prioritise advice giving under these circumstances.

Links provided on the RDS website are for information and convenience only. We do not accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site. You are solely responsible for evaluating the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on the third party website, and also the value and integrity of any goods and services offered by other websites. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

We do not accept liability for any loss, damage or expense resulting from the use of information, advice or any service provided by the RDS.

All content provided by the RDS is copyright unless otherwise stated. The RDS may change these terms and conditions at any time and without warning.

Any new versions of the terms and conditions will supersede previous versions.

6. How you heard about the RDS