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Consultancy services

Consultancy services

The Department of Population Health Sciences offers a range of consultancy services including the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) London and the BRC-funded Research Consultancy Service (RCS). Both services underpin the Department's aims of promoting world-leading research, developing partnerships and translational research.

Find out more about each of our services.

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NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) London

We support a range of people including:

  • Doctors, nurses and allied health and social care professionals
  • Patients and service users

Academics and NHS. 

Free advice and support on preparing grant applications including study design and methodology.


Contact us as early as possible.

Request support at least 6-8 weeks before a submission deadline, minimum 4 weeks

Statistical Consultancy Service

Researchers at the BRC, GSTT, KCH and KCL.

Design and sample size issues, data analysis advice, interpretation of results.

Request support at least 6-8 weeks before a grant or paper submission deadline, minimum 4 weeks



Data Management Service (DMS)

Researchers in the BRC, GSTT, KCH, KCL

Data management planning, web-based data collection, database development, statistical data management

As needed, but allow time if you have a deadline

Bola Coker

King's Clinical Trials Unit (KCTU) Investigators undertaking randomised controlled trials sponsored by non-commercial organisations wishing to collaborate with a UKCRC fully registered Clinical Trials Unit

Collaboration on randomised controlled trials in providing randomisation services, web based data entry systems, trial management support or supervision, data management support or supervision, trial statistician services.

Contact us at the grant application stage for trial management, data management or trial statistician collaborations and for randomisation or web based data entry system quotes. Request support at least 6-8 weeks before a grant submission deadline. Contact us at any time for randomisation services



National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Statistics Group Statisticians, epidemiologists or data analysts funded by an NIHR research unit or by an NIHR research grant. Provide opportunity for professional development, networking and collaboration of statisticians. Research Sections in Laboratory Studies, Imaging, Early Phase Clinical Trials and Ophthalmology.   

See NIHR Statistics Group website for events

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