Welcome to the Global Research Nurses’ network. This is a network for all nurses involved in, or with an interest in, research. To get the most out of the site sign up as a member - membership is FREE
The aim is to give you all the support, guidance, information and peer support that you need to conduct your role and enhance your career as a nurse working in research.
OUR VISION is that 'All research nurses will have free access to resources and support online and through regional networking. Nurses involved in research will be encouraged to make their voices heard and will form a network to share their achievements, challenges and ideas.'
Our MISSION is 'to provide resources and support for nurses with an interest in research'
The Global Research Nurses network is part of The Global Health Network.
The Global Health Network is an online collection of websites that all aim to support medical research by the sharing of methods and knowledge. More details about the Global Health Network and its governance and operations can be found here.
From June 2013 to January 2017 the Global Research Nurses’ network website had over 30,700 visits and now has over 1,700 registered users.
The majority of visitors came from UK, India, Malawi and Jordan – which are the countries where we have held workshops in collaboration with local partners. Other countries which are well represented are USA, Canada, Kenya, South Africa, Philippines, Australia, Jordan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Fiji, Pakistan, Thailand and Spain. Many other countries are represented by a smaller number of visitors, including five visits from Russia, one from Ukraine and six from Oman.
Between 2010 and January 2017, the whole of The Global Health Network had over 970,000 visits and a total of 94,400 members.
On the Global Research Nurses site you will find the following facilities:
- A professional network where you can find colleagues nearby or across continents. Use the Blogs, Bookmarks and Groups to get in touch to find out how your peers working in other regions or on other diseases set up studies or find and use research evidence.
- A Professional Membership Scheme - Join this highly endorsed and internationally recognised scheme that has been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WHO-TDR and the Burdett Nurses Trust. Here you can register all your skills and knowledge and be awarded a membership level that reflects your experience. Work your way up through the tiers and gain a mechanism for your capabilities to be recognized.
- e-Learning - These short courses can give you the skills and confidence to work in medical research and each is certificated and all of these courses are recommended by world-class research organisations.
- Links to online templates - more information about how to do research, where to find up to date research findings and more.
Please tell us what you need to support your role and career development. We want this network and its activities to be shaped by you - the people who use it. This network is here for YOU. Please register yourself and get involved.
Nurses are fundamental to medical research across the globe, so let us work together to improve what we do by sharing our ways of working and our skills. Let us ensure that our colleagues get familiar with, and value, our huge contribution.
Global Research Nurses, funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing (www.btfn.org.uk), is an open collaborative network that is coordinated by a small operations team based at the University of Oxford.
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