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UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council Research Center

Background

Building nursing and midwifery research infrastructure is one of the very vital strategic goals that the UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council (UAE NMC) has set forth. This prospect is thought to be achieved through a center that is envisioned to be organized and commissioned by the UAE NMC; as such, all of its recommendations would be reviewed and actioned by the Council. Center work is projected to be conducted collaboratively, with the input of key stakeholders and representatives from the nursing and midwifery professions, healthcare and regulatory entities, academics, government and from the public.

Purpose

The Center’s main purpose is to define strategic directions for nursing and midwifery research and to provide a structure and support mechanisms for the continued expansion and advancement of nursing and midwifery research and researchers in the UAE. 


Functions

1. Set strategic directions for nursing and midwifery research in the UAE that expands the scientific basis for practice, education and leadership, and contributes to national healthcare research priorities. 
2. Advocate for the advancement of nursing and midwifery research. 
3. Expand capacity of nursing and midwifery researchers in the UAE with a focus on expanding Emirati researchers. 
4. Serve as a key resource for researchers who require guidance in conducting research projects. 
5. Conduct high priority research projects of national importance in collaboration with relevant partners. 
6. Promote the utilization of research and evidence-based best practices in clinical care, leadership, educational, and policy settings. 
7. Foster networking and knowledge sharing among researchers, nurse leaders, clinicians and educators at the local, national, regional and international levels. 
8. Foster interdisciplinary and inter-agency collaboration. 
9. Establish and maintain a database of nursing and midwifery researchers and research activities in the UAE. 
10. Establish a research grants program. 
11. Raise funds to support research and the Center’s operations.


Units

To achieve the Center’s functions, three units will be developed:
  • Fundraising Unit
  • Research Projects and Grants Programs
  • Capacity Building and Research Dissemination Unit


Documents
  • A Proposal on Establishing a Research Center under the UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council Proposal
  • Survey Paper: Current State Assessment: Nursing and Midwifery Research in the UAE


Activities

A current state assessment (CSA) was conducted to develop an understanding of the current state of nursing and midwifery research in the UAE. This study identified gaps in research capacity and in research focus. The findings were used to develop the proposal on the establishment of the UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council Research Center and will be considered in informing the strategic plan for nursing and midwifery research in the UAE.
  • CSA Approach 
  • CSA Functions 
  • CSA Timeline 
  
Planning Task Force

Purpose
The purpose of the Planning Task Force which is composed of 17 academic, regulatory, and nursing practice professionals representing key healthcare and non-healthcare stakeholders and contributors is to propose the Center framework and its main components.
  • Planning Task Force Functions 
  • Planning Task Force Membership