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Research Committee

Purpose: The purpose of the Research Committee is to build an evidence base for demonstrating clinical research nurses’ involvement in the research enterprise and to demonstrate the impact of clinical research nursing practice. The committee will continue research to describe and validate the specialty practice of clinical research nursing. The research committee will ensure that requests for IACRN member engagement for research purposes are in alignment with the IACRN mission and vision. 

Committee Goals:
  • Review and validate tools used for assessing protocol intensity/workload for staffing

  • Provide education on research processes, methods

  • Assist and promote publication of research conducted by members

Committee Meetings: 

Third Friday of Every Other Month
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Research Committee Brainstorm Meetings
Third Friday of Every Other Month, Alternating with the Regular Research Committee Meetings
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

For questions about the IACRN Research Committee, contact iacrn@iacrn.org. 

Aris Eliades
Committee Chair

Bernadette 'Candy' Capili

Catherine Griffith
Board Liaison

Lisa Marsh

Brock, Amanda
Cusack, Georgie
Downs, Sue
Fisher, Cheryl
Forbes, Sheryl
George, Joby
Hale, Andrea
Hu, Wen-Yu

Johnson, Elizabeth
Jones, Carolynn T.
Keller, Rosemary
Malsch, Maggie
Mirabella, Amy
Molloy, Angela
Shannon, Pat
Showalter, Brandi

Smith, Hazel A.
Thangthaeng, Nopporn "Nop"
Thompson, Dixie
Turba, Elyce
Pietersen, Elize
Varnadoe, Christa

Committee Member Publications

Jones, C.T., Bailey, J., Barlow, C., Cusack, G., Fisher, C., Griffith, C.A, Grinke, K.A, Hall, K., Keller, Jester, P.M. (2018). A retrospective pilot study comparing data from monitoring reports to identify staffing influence on protocol deviation rates. International Journal of Clinical Trials, 5(1); 30-36.

Hale, A., Barton, B., Serino-Cipoletta J., Sheldon Y., Vessey, J.A. (2022) Direct care nurses' perceptions of their roles in clinical research: An integrated review of the literature.  J Nurs Scholarsh Jan;54(1):104-116. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12704. Epub 2021 Nov 22. PMID: 34811882.

Showalter, B. L., Malecha, A., Cesario, S., & Clutter, P. (2022). Moral distress in clinical research nurses. Nursing Ethics. https://doi.org/10.1177_09697330221090613

Jones, C.T., Griffith, C.A., Fisher, C.A., Grinke, K.A., Keller, R., Lee, H., Purdom, M., Turba, E. (2022). Nurses in clinical trials: Perceptions of impact on the research enterprise. Journal of Research in Nursing, 27(1-2) 50–65. DOI: 10.1177/17449871211073757

Fisher, C.A., Griffith, C.A., Lee, H., Smith, H.A., Jones, C.T., Grinke, K.A., Keller, R., Cusack, R., Browning, S., Hill, G. (2022). Extending the description of the clinical research nursing workforce. Journal of Research in Nursing, 27(1-2), 102-113. DOI: 10.1177/17449871211068631

Thangthaeng, N., Hillard, M.A., Cayford, M., Barrett, S., Ducar, D., Larkin, M.E. (2022). Promoting a gender-affirming environment in research: Implications for research nurses. Journal of Research in Nursing, 27(1-2) 157–165. DOI: 10.1177/17449871211068647

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