InspireNet's Logic Model Overview below highlights what the network will do, who will participate and the expected results. Each of the activities is linked to a theme identified in the BCNRI consultations as key for network success.
The Logic Model Detail, attached as a .pdf below, outlines anticipated outcomes and indicators for years 1 – 2 and 3 – 4, as well as the measurement approach. There is attention to using both qualitative and quantitative measures to assess outcomes, and a desire to capture both intellectual capital (knowledge) and social capital (relationships) that are linked to network activity and enhance the ability to do research.1 In particular, there is attention to network mapping and analysis to monitor the complex relationships anticipated as relevant to network effectiveness and impact. Baseline information on relationships will be required at an early stage of network operations, and specific expertise may be required to obtain this.
1Cooke, Jo. A framework to evaluate research capacity building in health care. BMC Family Practice 2005, 6:44doi:10.1186/1471-2296-6-44 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2296/6/44
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