Clinical and Research Nurse Support

Caroline Kelly
Caroline Kelly
Snr. Clinical Research Coordinator/
Nurse Manager
Dr. Veronica McInerney
Early Phase Clinical Trial Manager

The HRB-Clinical Research Facility provides dedicated specialist research nursing with the skills and experience for research study needs. The HRB-CRFG nurses play a key role as patient advocate, ensuring patients' safety and protection, and that patients are well supported througout the research study process.
Our research nurses work in conjunction with Principal Investigators (PIs) and multidisciplinary study teams to:

  • Ensure all studies are opened in accordance wtih ICH-GCP guidelines
  • Provide research participants with all study details and ensure they fully comprehend study involvement prior to voluntary consent
  • Employ diverse selection and recruitment strategies tailored to study needs
  • Carry our randomisation procedures per study protocol
  • Ensure accuracy and quality of data collection and prompt transfer to eCRFs along with timely query resolution
  • Maintain and manage research documentation in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Ensure timely reporting of adverse events per protocol procedure
  • Provide phlebotomy, biospecimen sample handling and processing, storage and dispatch to campus-wide and external laboratories as required
  • Reserach nurses also act as teachers, mentors and advisors to other health professionals within a multidisciplinary team

Clinical Research Associate/Assistant (CRA) Support

The Clinical Research Associate/Assistants:

  • Collaborate with PIs and the study team personnel to assist in the conduct and coordination of studies
  • Assist in the recruitment and enrollment of study participants
  • Perform study scheduling
  • Track patient participation
  • Prepare and administer patient related study documents and material
  • Prepare tissues, cell cultures, blood samples etc. for testing
  • Develop research survey, questionnaire, and/or tests
  • Develop and maintain research databases