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Research Committee

The purpose of the Research Committee is to define and measure sensitive outcomes in the clinical research process 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 research are in alignment with the Association mission and vision.

Committee Goals

  • Complete CRN Workforce Survey Study

  • Generate and implement a qualitative (vignettes) study of CRN contributions in CR – stories from the field

  • 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 Achievements

  • CRN Workforce Survey- Finalized survey, IRB approval, building REDCap

  • Published pilot study: staffing influences on protocol deviation rates - 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.

  • Preliminary study plan - for qualitative vignette study


Chair: Aris Eliades, PhD, RN

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

Board Liaison: Catherine Griffith, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

Committee Membership

Joy Bailey, PhD, RN

Candida Barlow, MSN, RN

Georgie Cusack, MS, RN, AOCNS

Lorraine Drapek, DNR, FNP-BC, AOCNP

Cheryl A. Fisher, Ed.D, RN

Kathleen Grinke, MSN, RN

Lisa Marsh, MA, BSN, RN, CCRP

Linda Tinkler, BSc (Hons) MClinRes, RN

Elyce Turba, MSN, RN, OCN

Meeting Minutes


International Association of Clinical Research Nurses

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Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, USA
(609) 519-9689 (Phone)

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