Guidance and Support for Research and Evaluation

We provide resources and support for all pharmacy professionals, whether new or more established, in terms of their research experience, who are looking to engage in research and evaluation activities. These range from 1:1 sessions offering dedicated support, to more detailed guidance documents and signposting to related training and development opportunities.

Our 1:1 Research Support Sessions

Support SessionsWe offer 1:1 research support sessions where members of our research team are available to help you develop your research potential. We have, for example, provided individuals with 1:1 guidance on how to get involved in research and develop research ideas for funding, as well as supporting you in the following areas: 

  • Understanding research and evaluation
  • Developing a research project and team
  • Finding sources of funding to support your projects
  • Evaluating and publishing research
  • Patient and public involvement (PPI)
  • Building your Faculty R&E cluster

For these sessions, we can welcome you in person, by phone or via video conference, and they usually last approximately 30 minutes. You can book through our research support sessions page.

We like to work with you in advance to ensure that our 1:1 session is as useful as possible so please make sure you share relevant information or drafts in advance. Following the session we usually send a follow up email with a summary of the session and other useful information.

 Mock Interviews

If you've been successful and reached the research interview stage (for example to secure funding or a PhD position), our Research Team can organise a mock interview with a panel of experts to help you prepare for the big day.  For more information click here.

 Other research events to support your development

We run a regular programme of research training and support. These include:

  • Instructional webinars
  • Research proposal writing training course
  • Workshops and seminars at national conferences

For forthcoming activities see the RPS events calendar.

Looking for intellectual input to support you develop and deliver a research project?

We can provide general comments on:

  • grant applications
  • abstracts
  • conference posters
  • publications

Email your drafts to [email protected] and we shall get in touch with you - please allow at least one week to give us enough time to comment on your work!


Guidance for Research and Evaluation

We developed guidance to help you critically evaluate evidence, develop your own research study, source funding, and disseminate your findings. We have introductory and more advanced content, as well as signposts to further recommended resources. Visit our Research and Evaluation Guide

Our latest open access research guidance
Contact us

Contact our Science and Research Team for further support or guidance at [email protected]

Our Support Team also offers an expert confidential professional support service which provides practical advice on the various aspeacts of pharmacy practice and professional development



Our resource library provides a range of concise and user-friendly professional, legal, ethical and good practice guidance materials to support you in your day to day practice.

These include quick reference guides, professional standards, webinars, as well as ultimate guides and hubs.


Professional development guide

Visit our professional development guide to understand your path to advanced practice with the RPS. 

Our roadmap defines career pathways and our essential guides to professional development talk you through our professional development programmes, CPD and CFtP.