THE Irish Research Nurses Network (IRNN) WORKFORCE SURVEY IS NOW LIVE!,



The aim of the ‘Count Me In’ survey is to reach all Clinical Research Nurses (CRNs) and Midwives in the country to discover:


  • How many research nurses/midwives are currently working in Ireland
  • Where they are located
  • The terms of employment
  • The roles and responsibilities.


Many CRNs/Midwives are based in the Clinical Research Centres/Facilities which are affiliated to academic institutions. However there are also CRNs/Midwives based within hospitals working independently of the research centres/facilities, as well as in other locations/organisations such as primary care, research charities and clinical trials networks. The IRNN is particularly keen to reach CRNs/Midwives in these areas.


Data from the survey will be collated into a report that will be disseminated to stakeholders, such as the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Health Service Executive (HSE). Findings will also be used to advocate for increased recognition of the research nurse/midwife workforce, and to justify the development of formalised job descriptions, education and integration within academic and healthcare institutions.


If you are a nurse or midwife on the active register of the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland, currently employed in a clinical research role and would like to participate please click on the link


Please contact the Project Manager Carole Schilling ( if you are:

  • An employer or manager of research nurses/midwives who can provide information about research nurse posts in your organisation
  • Available as a point of contact for your organisation, research area or region