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Research Committee

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 access to IACRN members for research purposes are in alignment with the IACRN mission and vision. 

Committee Goals 2021-2022

  • 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


Chair: Aris Eliades, PhD, RN

Co-Chair: Bernadette ‘Candy’ Capili PhD, NP-C, FAAN

Board Liaison: Catherine Griffith, PhD, RN

Secretary / Facilitator: Lisa Marsh, MA, BSN, RN, CCRP

Committee Member Publications

Jones, C.T., Bailey, J., Barlow, C., Cusack, G., Fisher, C., Griffith, C., Grinke, K., 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. DOI.

Andrea Hale and team from Children’s Hospital Boston. “Direct care nurse's perceptions of their roles in clinical research: An integrated review of the literature. (2021). Accepted by the Journal of Nursing Scholarship for publication in 2022.

Cheryl Fisher and team: “Extending the Description of the CRN Workforce.”  (2021). Accepted by the Journal of Research in Nursing for publication in 2022.

Carolynn Jones and team: "Nurses in Clinical Trials: Perceptions of Impact on the Research Enterprise.” (2021). Accepted by the Journal of Research in Nursing for publication in 2022.

Showalter, Brandi. (2022). Moral Distress in Clinical Research NursesAccepted by Nursing Ethics for publication in 2022.  

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Meeting Dates 2022

Committee meetings occur via Zoom on the 3rd Friday of every other month, 11-12 pm Eastern.

Jan 21  July 15 Nov 18

Mar 18  Sept 16      Dec 16 (extra meeting)

May 20     Oct (at the Conference)

Meeting Minutes

Section under construction:

01/15/2021; 03/19/2021; 05/21/2021

07/16/2021; 09/17/2021; 11/19/2021


2022 Committee Membership

Amanda Brock

Jung-Chen Chang

Georgie Cusack

Sue Downs 

Cheryl Fisher

Sheryl Forbes

Joby George

Andrea Hale

Eleanor Hoverd

Wen-Yu Hu

Elizabeth Johnson

Carolynn T. Jones

Rosemary Keller

Hyacinth Lee

Amy Mirabella

Angela Molloy

Pat Shannon

Brandi Showalter

Hazel A. Smith

Nopporn ThangThaeng

Dixie Thompson

Elyce Turba

Elize Pietersen

Christa Varnadoe

International Association of Clinical Research Nurses

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