Table 1

Building skills and confidence

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.


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