Global Research Nurses’ network

Global Research Nurses’ network

The Global Research Nurses’ network is a free network for all nurses with an interest in research.  OxINAHR is proud to be a part of this inititative.

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.

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Our Vision

'All research nurses will have free access to resources and support online and through regional networking.

Research Nurses will be encouraged to make their voices heard and will form a network to share their achievements, challenges and ideas.'

The Mission of Global Research Nurses' network

'to provide resources and support for nurses with an interest in research'

This network is part of The Global Health Network. This 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 November 2015 the Global Research Nurses’ network website had over 20,000 visits. It now has over 1,200 members of the Nurses' site. 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 small number of visitors, including five visits from Russia, one from Ukraine and six from Oman.

Between 2010 and the same time period, the whole of The Global Health Network had over 590,000 visits and a total of 54,390 members. 

On Global Health Research Nurses you will find the following facilities:

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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. 
4.Links to online learning - more information about how to do research, where to find up to date reserach 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 sign up 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 also ensure that our colleagues see what nurses do and better value our huge contribution.

Global Health Research Nurses is funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing ( It is an open collaborative network that is coordinated by a small operations team based at the University of Oxford. If you have any queries please contact