Nurses’ involvement in international research collaborations
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Nurses’ involvement in international research collaborations

Walid El Ansari Professor, Public health, Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester, UK
Annette E Maxwell Associate professor, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, School of Public Health/Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, US
Christiane Stock Associate professor, Unit for Health Promotion Research, University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg, Denmark
Rafael Mikolajczyk Research associate, Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Vihra Naydenova Graduate assistant, Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Alexander Krämer Professor, Department of Public Health Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Nurses are becoming increasingly involved in collaborative international research teams. This article describes a European-wide research consortium that is implementing research across Europe. The experiences of members of a cross-national research consortium and some of the challenges are discussed. Cross-national research consortia should pay attention to preparatory, methodological, financial, operational and structural challenges. Ownership of data and dissemination of research findings are also explored. Consortia need to find a balance between a consistent organisational structure and communication styles, and respecting the differences between members of the consortium.

Nursing Standard. 21, 26,35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.03.21.26.35.c4526

Correspondence

walidansari@glos.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review