Access methodology advice
The NIHR funds experts in research methodology through our investment in research infrastructure.
We offer methodology advice to researchers funded by the NIHR, the life sciences industry or a charity, to help you develop your research idea.
Our methodology experts specialise in applied health, public health, social care, medtech and in vitro diagnostics.
Methodology advice for applied health, public health and social care research
The NIHR Research Design Service supports researchers to develop and design high quality research proposals for submission to NIHR funding programmes and other open, national, peer reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.
The service can advise all aspects of developing a grant application including, research design, research methods, identifying funding sources, and involving patients and the public.
Find out how to access your local NIHR Research Design Service.
Methodology advice for medical technologies and in vitro diagnostic tests
Our NIHR Medtech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operatives can help you plan research on new medical technologies and commercially-supplied in vitro diagnostic tests. The centres can help you to build a multidisciplinary team that will work collaboratively with you to ensure you generate the evidence needed to support adoption of your medical device, digital technology or diagnostic in the NHS.
Find out more about our methodology advice for medical technologies and in vitro diagnostic tests.
Case study: How an NIHR Clinician Scientist industry collaboration is benefiting research and patients
Case study: Smart glasses for vision loss