Northern Ireland’s Largest Research Delivery Platform

As Northern Ireland’s largest research delivery platform, we act as the central hub offering effective access to multi-disciplinary research stakeholders.

We work closely with research partners across Trusts, governance, academia, charities, and commercial sponsors.

We share knowledge, locally, nationally and internationally.

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The dedicated Hub for Advancing Healthcare

As the Clinical Research Network we are the dedicated hub for advancing healthcare across Health, Social and Primary Care environments.

Fulfilling a vital role within the wider UK Clinical Research Networks, we enable delivery of clinical trials and other high quality research in NI.

Our Expertise, Infrastructure and Knowledge help us to not only assess, implement and deliver high quality research but also to offers participants an efficient route of entry to health and social care environments. 

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The full report for the 2021 United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Clinical Research Nurse and Midwife Census is now available

The landmark 2021 Clinical Research Nurse and Midwife (CRNM) census was the first project to formally seek to identify the number of CRNMs across the UK and Republic of Ireland. The full PDF report is available HERE 7,469 CRNMs responded to the survey, providing baseline information on geographical location, sector, grade / Agenda for Change … Continue reading The full report for the 2021 United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Clinical Research Nurse and Midwife Census is now available

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Publication of the first–in–human trial of synthetic surfactant CHF5633 in preterm babies with respiratory distress syndrome – Dr David Sweet, Belfast Trust

NI Clinical Research Network Child Health team (BHSCT) Awarded first authorship on the publication of the first–in–human trial of synthetic surfactant CHF5633 in preterm babies with respiratory distress syndrome The Belfast Children’s team participated in recruitment for a first-in-human trial of a new synthetic surfactant, CHF5633 which published safety and tolerability data in 2017, showing … Continue reading Publication of the first–in–human trial of synthetic surfactant CHF5633 in preterm babies with respiratory distress syndrome – Dr David Sweet, Belfast Trust

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Belfast Trust Child Health team Awarded Champion status by SurfON Trial

The Clinical Research Network Child Health team based at the Royal Jubilee Maternity hospital, Belfast have been awarded champion status by the SurfON Trial for their outstanding recruitment. Child health nurses Angela Abbate, Samantha LaRoche and Eileen Killen (pictured) accepted their individual champion certificates as well as another Certificate of Congratulations on recruiting their 20th … Continue reading Belfast Trust Child Health team Awarded Champion status by SurfON Trial

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So You’ve Registered, What Now?: A New Nurse’s Guide – Written by Belfast Trust nurse Joleen McKee

So You’ve Registered, What Now?: A New Nurse’s Guide was written by BHSCT nurse Joleen McKee during her time working for the NI Clinical Research Network. The book is full of real-life tips and insights from practising nurses, this new title gives encouragement and advice to help newly qualified registrants prepare as they start work … Continue reading So You’ve Registered, What Now?: A New Nurse’s Guide – Written by Belfast Trust nurse Joleen McKee

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Another Outstanding Achievement for NI Clinical Research Network nurse Leeann Bryce and the Orthopaedics Research team

Another Outstanding Achievement for NI Clinical Research Network nurse Leeann Bryce and the Orthopaedics Research team. This week Leeann was awarded a certificate for ‘Best Research Nurse for SCIENCE 2022’ for her continued efforts and hard work on the SCIENCE study. The SCIENCE Study – Surgery or Cast for Injuries of the EpicoNdyle in Children’s … Continue reading Another Outstanding Achievement for NI Clinical Research Network nurse Leeann Bryce and the Orthopaedics Research team

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NI Clinical Research Network staff training with Karl Ward – NHS Leeds Teaching Hospital

On Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th December 2022, Clinical Research Network BHSCT staff welcomed Karl Ward from NHS Leeds teaching Hospital for virtual training. Topics for the two day training course included: Protocols, Source Data, Consent & Eligibility, Safety Reporting, Concomitant Medication, Time Management and Facilitation Oversight. Claire Leathem, Primary Care Lead Nurse said, “Excellent … Continue reading NI Clinical Research Network staff training with Karl Ward – NHS Leeds Teaching Hospital

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