It is central to have available research nurses when conducting clinical studies. However, in Sweden there is a shortage of research nurses which means that clinics may have to refuse clinical studies due to lack of resources. KTA has therefore started a pilot project where research nurses are rented out to increase the possibilities for clinics to start, conduct and participate in academic and industrial-funded clinical studies.
The overall goal is to offer flexible solutions for both shorter and longer assignments. KTA hopes that more clinics will be able to participate in clinical studies when the hired research nurse takes care of the study-related work. The pilot project will continue during 2019 and then be evaluated. KTA starts on a small scale with two rentable research nurses and a limited number of assignments in the Region of Stockholm.