Resources for Research Nurses & Midwives

New PPI Toolkit

Health Research Charities Ireland (HRCI) in conjunction with the TCD PPI Ignite team, have developed a new PPI toolkit.

The toolkit is designed to help identify important aspects to consider when thinking about/engaging in PPI, as well as providing practical advice on ways to take first steps in PPI.

It contains useful information on developing and building PPI relationships, finding collaborators and specific advice and guidance on issues such as running PPI workshops.

The toolkit is available on the HRCI website at:

ICH-GCP Online

Role of a Research Nurse/Midwife

Published in the World of Irish Nursing journal in April 2016. Deirdre Hyland and Mary Clarke Moloney discuss the changing environment of clinical research nursing in Ireland. Article is available to download for free: Spotlight on Clinical Research Nursing

Orientation Pack

The aim of the orientation pack is to standardise the training and education of clinical research nurses and midwives in Ireland. It will orientate you to the clinical research environment and the role and responsibilities of the clinical research nurse.

Learning about clinical research, the people involved, systems and procedures is likely to be an incremental process during the coming months and much learning will occur informally in the workplace. This pack will provide a structure for self-directed and/or supported orientation, and an introduction to clinical research processes and governance. It will provide you with information about the relevant legislation and regulations underpinning clinical research and the role and responsibilities of a clinical research nurse.

Orientation pack is available to download for free: IRNM Orientation Pack Version 3 November 2019

Competency Pack

This competency pack has been developed to aid the learning and development of clinical research nurses and midwives in Ireland. This document is to support research nurses and midwives in achieving an optimum level of competence to function safely and confidently in their role.

The competencies incorporated into this framework indicate the expected progression for the development of the individual as a clinical research nurse/midwife. It provides the opportunity for the research nurse/midwife to develop in individual topics to order to advance their skill and knowledge. The Competency Framework has been developed to aid research nurses in progressing through the career pathways.

Competency pack is available to download for free: IRNM Clinical Research Nurse Competency Pack