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Table 2 Metrics of outputs, outcomes and impacts of PHIT research capacity building activities

From: Research capacity building integrated into PHIT projects: leveraging research and research funding to build national capacity

   Countries Reporting  
Capacity building level Indicators Overall For specific activities Not collecting data Aggregate Outcomes a
Individuals / Teams Average number of applications per training per country 2 2 1 18
Average number of participants per training per country 2 2 1 12
Number of participants completing the training 2 2 1 201
Number of practitioners/clinical staff trained 2 0 3 14
Number of program staff trained 2 0 3 27
Number of PhD, Masters or research scholarships awarded 2 2 1 22
Number of mentorship relationships (individual or team based) 2 1 2 56
Number of research protocols developed 3 1 1 44
Number of publishable manuscripts written 3 1 1 116
Number of peer reviewed publications 3 1 1 59
Number of peer reviewed publications with a national first author 3 1 1 29
Number of peer reviewed publications with a national senior author 3 1 1 18
Number of conferences / workshops / public lectures where trainees presented 2 2 1 99
Number of trainees collaborating in new research 2 1 2 43
Number of trainees who led new research projects 2 0 3 4
Number of trainees who became facilitators or mentors 0 3 2 19
Organizational Number of research trainings conducted (whether long or short) 3 2 0 54
Range of the main trainings in days per session 5 0 0 2–14 days
Range of the training contact time in days 2 3 0 2–150 days
Total number of PhD / Masters level trainers 4 1 0 25
Number of national PhD or Masters trainers / facilitators 4 0 1 11
Number of research related career promotions 2 0 3 9
Number of research guidelines used (internal, government or network 1 1 3 8
Networks Number of networks/ collaborations established or joined 1 1 3 9
Number of forums between policy makers and researchers 2 2 1 37
Number of times research findings impacted program, practice or policy 0 1 4 3
Number of times research findings impacted quality of health care or health outcomes 0 0 5 N/A
Number of times research findings led to reduction in costs of product, service or intervention 0 0 5 N/A
Number of external donors expressing interest to fund activities 1 2 2 8
  1. aCalculated as total for countries that reported the indicator unless the indicator specifies “average” and then is an average across countries. QI Quality improvement