Research management: the case of RN4CAST

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2011;169:985-8.


Successful research management requires multifunctional, equal teamwork and efficient coordination, aiming to increase the impact of the research outcomes. Aim of this paper is to present the strategies that have been followed to successfully manage the RN4CAST study, one of the largest multi country research projects ever conducted. The paper focuses on the core research strategies rather than on the administrative management activities also required for the success of this case report. Management of a multi-country nursing survey requires the use of common data collection tools, applicable to every context, research protocols supporting the scope of the research, data models for multi-country analyses and global dissemination strategies.

MeSH terms

  • Data Collection
  • Europe
  • Health Services Research / methods*
  • Health Services Research / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation
  • Medical Informatics / methods*
  • Nursing / methods
  • Nursing / trends
  • Nursing Informatics / methods*
  • Nursing Research / methods*
  • Nursing Research / organization & administration