#WhyWeDoResearch is a twitter campaign aimed at raising research awareness for healthcare professionals, patients and public.

#WhyWeDoResearch was created by Claire Whitehouse, Lead Nurse Research at the James Paget University Hospital Foundation Trust, Norfolk, UK. Within five months of launching #WhyWeDoResearch it had reached 14 countries and gained 2,364 participants. This has now grown to over 23 countries with over 24,000 participants, more than 400 million impressions and over 250,000 tweets The Irish Research Nurses Network is delighted to the first Irish collaborators of this campaign and invites all its members and their friends to take part.

To join in just pose for a photograph holding a placard explaining in simple terms why doing research is important for you using the hashtag #WhyWeDoResearch. You can tweet the photography yourself or you can send it to [email protected] and we can tweet for you from our account @Irish_RNN! We have posted some photos from the committee members with their #WhyWeDoResearch photos.

Website: Why We Do Research Website
Twitter Campaign: http://twitter.com/hashtag/whywedoresearch

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