Governance & Operating Model
The model in the attached document illustrates that we intend to recruit and develop a network of diverse individual and organizational members who mobilize around areas of interest into Action Teams and Coordinating Teams that integrate their efforts toward achievement of shared goals. We see Action Teams and Coordinating Teams contributing to the development of strategic research partnerships. Teams will be supported through an Electronic Community of Practice (e-CoP) platform.
Action Teams will be aligned with BCNRI nursing health services research priorities and evolve over time.
For example, an Action Team in the early years of the network might be ‘Health Services Research Education & Training’ where the focus would be on increasing the capacity among nursing students, faculty and practitioners to conduct Health Services Research and apply findings. Another Action Team might be ‘Care Delivery Innovation’ focused on design, implementation and evaluation of nursing and health care services. Organizations such as a health authority or educational institution can self-identify or be invited to step forward and take the lead or co-lead an action team. Each action team will need a leader or co-leaders who are supported by their organizations to take on the role.
The network Coordinating Teams include areas of work that cluster and are relevant across all Action Teams, for example: 1) the Communication Team addressing member recruitment and retention and stakeholder liaison enabled by a website and e-CoP, 2) the Database Management Team, 3) the Knowledge Translation Team and 4) the Evaluation Team. Leadership and support for the Coordinating Teams will be provided by the Management Team and additional experts as appropriate.
See Network Governance & Operating Model, attached.