How to get started

Your quick guide to the research process



Useful links

Useful links

National Institute for Health and Care Research

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) provides a range of support and tools designed to help you understand what is needed to set up a clinical trial. You can find this information on the NIHR website.

Available support from the NIHR includes:

  • Research Support Service

    The Research Support Service (RSS) provides support to health and social care researchers across England on all aspects of developing and writing a grant application including research design, research methods, identifying funding sources and involving patients and the public. Advice is confidential and free of charge. You can find all of the information online.

Health Research Authority

For a comprehensive guide to planning, developing and delivering a research project the Health Research Authority online toolkits give a good overview of every step.