THE GLOBAL RESEARCH NURSES’ NETWORK IS CURRENTLY HELPING RESEARCH GROUPS TO FIND PARTNERS AND DEVELOP TWINNING RELATIONSHIPS

The GRN and the UK Clinical Research Community are working together to support Research Groups in developing an active sharing relationship that will provide resources and support for all members of the research team via Twinning.

Twinning is a way to link individuals and organisations to enable them to work together to reach defined goals. The Global Research Nurses' Network aims to provide resources and support for nurses working in research - one resource that we all share is our network!

We propose that you, through the network, can play an active role in providing mutually supportive relationships for sharing experience and expertise and building capacity in research through twinning.

Twinning is a voluntary yet formal agreement between two parties (e.g., groups/ communities/ professions) to provide mutual support within an agreed framework.

Twins must have, or must develop, a defined agenda with agreed outcomes that the twinning relationships aids. For example, you could share information about how you have set up and run research studies, tell twins about the challenges you face and how you have overcome them, develop common goals and projects, set up a research study together, identify shared learning goals.

Twinning can be cost neutral, or if appropriate the Twins can work together to apply for funding for specific twinning projects.

The UK Research Community and GRN are interested in facilitating contacts between research groups globally, to build twinning partnerships to support clinical research teams. We hope that twins can support each other in setting up studies and the running of those studies. The GRN and UK Research community will support Twins in the development of a framework of cooperation and help to strengthen partnerships by offering information about resources and support available.

If you are interested in twinning contact us.  nurses@theglobalhealthnetwork.org

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