The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds the Research Design Service (RDS) to provide design and methodological support to health and social care researchers across England to develop grant applications to the NIHR and other national peer-reviewed funding programmes. RDS advisers in bases across England offer a unique breadth of experience and a proven track record in improving research applications. Advice is confidential and free of charge
Dr Helen Hancock, Co-Director of the RDS North East will be coming to the Trust on 07th October to provide further information on the services they offer.
Dr Helen Hancock, PhD
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Helen is co-Director, NIHR Research Design Service North East (RDS NE)
As well as management of the Durham RDS team, Helen works closely with Professor Luke Vale (Newcastle co-Director) in developing and delivering a strategy to improve the service. As well as engagement within the University, we meet regularly with NHS and other key organisations, ensuring our service is fit for purpose. We also engage directly with the NIHR and DH.
Research Design Service
The RDS provides advice to investigators who are preparing applications for national peer-reviewed funding (to NIHR, AMRC, MRC and other national funding bodies) for applied health and social care research. The team at Durham are part of the RDS North East – one of ten regionally based RDS’, which together form a national Research Design Service http://www.rds.nihr.ac.uk/. RDS NE advisors are based at Durham and Newcastle Universities; South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust hosts our Public Involvement lead. Advisors have independent research track-records of gaining national peer-reviewed funding.
We operate an integrated regional service:
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Helen is also co-Director, Durham Clinical Trials Unit (DCTU).
Together with Rebecca Maier, co-Director of DCTU, she has overall responsibility for the development of the Unit. Helen and Rebecca collaborate with clinical and academic staff from Universities, NHS Trusts and Industry to develop and deliver nationally funded applied health trials and clinical studies. They ensure that the Unit provides the infrastructure to support clinical trials and studies to be conducted to the standards required by regulators and in accordance with best practice and guidance. Together they are responsible for the academic, financial, administrative and business management of the Unit.
Durham Clinical Trials Unit (DCTU)
DCTU is a specialist research group focused on excellence in the development and delivery of applied health clinical trials and clinical studies to improve outcomes for patients, the public and the NHS.
DCTU provides academic leadership, operational expertise and the management infrastructure to enable clinical trials and studies to be conducted to the standards required by regulations and in accordance with best practice and guidance.
Working closely with clinical and academic staff from Universities and NHS Trusts, DCTU supports the design, development and delivery of nationally funded trials and clinical studies.
DCTU also supports the conduct, management and monitoring, analysis, interpretation and reporting of trials and clinical studies.
DCTU is has close links with academic groups across the region, as well as with the NIHR Research Design Service North East, the Clinical Research Network, and NHS Trusts.
Full details of the service can be found on their website: http://www.rds.nihr.ac.uk/
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