When you have completed the request advice form you will be allocated a general RDS adviser. This adviser will arrange to meet you and they will be your point of contact throughout the development of your proposal. They will be supported by specialist advisers and provide information on other relevant expertise in the region and nationally.
During your first meeting they will discuss your research ideas and plans including advice on:
- your research question
- sources of funding
- follow up meetings for specialist advice
- relevant organisations, for example if your research is a clinical trial you will be put in contact with the Clinical Trials Unit in either Sheffield, Leeds or York.
What to think about before the meeting?
- have you chosen the right research question?
- has it already been answered?
- has the funding stream funded similar research?
- does it matter to patients?
- will it make a difference to health?
- will doctors and allied health practitioners care enough to want to participate?
- can it be implemented?