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Proposed collaboration with Bristol Research Support Partners

Please use this Application Form to propose a collaboration with one of the partners detailed below

(Research Design Service - South West)

RDS SW Logo The Research Design Service (RDS) is part of the infrastructure of the National Institute for Health Research. The RDS - South West is one of several regional services around the country making up the national RDS. The RDS exists to provide help for people preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research. The RDS essentially consists of a team of people based in universities and the NHS across the South West, able to advise and provide practical support when you are developing your grant application. As the RDS is funded by the NIHR for this purpose, such help is provided free of charge.

(UKCRC Registered, NCRI accredited CTU)

BRTC Logo The Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration (BRTC) conducts trials in both primary and secondary care settings, and in many different disease areas, including mental health, diabetes, child health, and cancer. The methodological expertise within BRTC comprises statistics, economics and social science. Areas of particular interest include complex trial design, and the application of social science to improve recruitment, design and conduct. As members of academic departments, our approach is to establish full and formal academic collaboration at all stages of a project, including design, development, conduct, analysis and reporting.

(UKCRC Registered CTU)

CTEU Logo The Unit carries out a wide range of activities, including: studies to evaluate the effects of treatments and risk factors in patients with cardiovascular disease; methodological research to improve the way in which evaluations are conducted; studies to quantify the effects of treatment and risk factors include both randomised controlled trials (RCTs); observational studies.

(Collaboration and innovation in Difficult and Complex randomised controlled Trials In Invasive procedures)

Conduct Logo The ConDucT-II Hub for Trials Methodology Research investigates the commissioning, design, conduct and analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) considered ‘difficult’ because of methodological complexity, clinical controversy, or recruitment challenges. ConDucT-II is hosted by the University of Bristol.


Your application will be directed to the most relevant organisation.