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Table 1 Building skills and confidence

From: A framework to evaluate research capacity building in health care

Structural level Examples of suggested criteria
Individual • Skills developed (and how)
• Evidence of progressive skill development
• Evidence of confidence building through sharing new skills with others, applying existing skills in new situations, working with other professional groups in research
• Research undertaken
Teams • Skills developed (and how)
• Skill mix of team
• Skill/knowledge transfer tracked- (intellectual capital)
• Evidence of progressive skill development
• Evidence of confidence building through sharing new skills with others, applying existing skills in new situations, working with other professional groups in research
• Research undertaken
Organisational • Evidence of training research needs assessment
• Availability and use of training funds
• Evidence of outreach work undertaken in organisations
• Levels of skills within workforce, and skill mix of the skills across groups
• Evidence of matching novice and experienced researchers
• Research undertaken, funding approved.
Supra organisational (networks and support units) • Provision of flexible learning packages
• Provision of training shaped around the skills, background and needs of differing professional groups
• Examples of knowledge/information transfer (through a variety of mechanisms, including workshops, web-based discussions forums)
• Evidence of outreach work, its take up and use
• Responses to needs based work
• Evidence of secondment opportunities offered and taken up.