Guidance and Support for Research and Evaluation

We provide resources and support for all pharmacy professionals to engage in research and evaluation activities, whether you are experienced or new to research. These range from tailored 1:1 support sessions to in-depth guidance and signposting to relevant training and development opportunities.


Research and Evaluation Guide

We have developed guidance to help you critically evaluate evidence, develop your own research study, locate sources of funding and disseminate your research findings.

Visit our  Research and Evaluation Guide to get started. 

Open access research guidance

Browse our latest open access guidance on peer review and preparing for research conferences. 

1:1 Research Support Sessions

Support SessionsOur research team provides 1:1 research support sessions to help you develop your research potential. We can help you get involved in research, develop research ideas for funding or design an abstract or poster.  We offer support in the following key areas:

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

Our 30-minute support sessions are available over the phone, via video conference or in person at our London office.  

When you book a 1:1 session, we will work with you in advance to ensure that the session is as useful as possible for you. Please be sure to share any relevant information or drafts with us ahead of the meeting so that we can provide feedback at the session.

After the session, we will send a follow-up email with a summary of our advice and any other information which may be useful for you.

Book a 1:1 Session


Mock Interviews

When you reach the interview stage for a research funding award or PhD position, our team can arrange a mock interview with a panel of experts to help you prepare for the big day.

What we need from you:

  • Your grant application will help us select your interview panel and will also help panel members prepare your mock interview.
  • Please send us a few possible dates so we can check availability of potential panel members (please allocate approximately 2 hours for the interview).
  • Let us know if you'd like us to invite someone in particular to be part of your mock interview panel.
  • We can organise your interview via teleconference or face-to-face at RPS London Headquarters (please note that we are unable to reimburse travel expenses) so please let us know which one you prefer.


Other research events to support your development

We offer a programme of regular research training and support events:

For upcoming activities, see our events calendar.

Looking for intellectual input?

We can provide general feedback on:

  • grant applications
  • abstracts
  • conference posters
  • publication drafts.

Email your draft to [email protected] and we will be in touch. Please allow at least one week for feedback.



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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 with practical advice on the various aspects of pharmacy practice and professional development.