The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) provides a nationwide network of skilled advisers who help people to develop and obtain funding for research of direct benefit to users of NHS and social care services and the public  Our service is accessible and confidential for both new and experienced research teams, providing tailored support and guidance from initial idea through to final application. We also provide advice, support and funding for researchers to ensure patients, service users, carers and the public are fully involved in research development, design and delivery.