Workforce Development Full DTF Survey

Purpose

To gather feedback on how to ensure that the Workforce Development DTF is able to focus attention on the areas of greatest importance to members over the coming year.

Executive Summary

In response to the face-to-face meeting feedback to be more inclusive, responses were solicited via this brief 5 item survey in order to ensure that the Workforce Development DTF is able to focus attention on the areas of greatest importance to members over the coming year. It is often difficult for everyone to be heard fully during a 1 hour web conference with >60 participants, so this REDCap survey will allow for a focus on the agenda ahead of time.

Survey invitations were sent on August 28, with 2 reminders (to non-responders). Participants were asked to complete the survey no later than Noon on Tuesday, September 4.

Questions 1 and 2 asked participants to rank the five training and career development domains most important or of greatest concern/interest. The domains listed in questions 1-4 are identical, but #1 refers to investigators (e.g., KL2 scholars, TL1 scholars, junior faculty investigators) while #2 refers to translational research team members other than investigators (e.g., clinical research coordinators, research nurses, data managers, research assistants).

Questions 3 and 4 asked for suggestions for presentations at DTF meetings of programs that are ready to share across hubs (question #3) or would benefit by formation of a new working group (question #4).

Question 5 asked for suggestions regarding important, practical measures/metrics of workforce development outcomes, beyond those collected in the common metrics, that would be useful.

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1

Thinking specifically about investigators (e.g., KL2 scholars, TL1 scholars, junior faculty investigators) at your Hub, please select and rank the top five following domains or training outcomes (1=Most important, 5= Least important) that merit specific attention by the Workforce Development DTF: Mentorship
Leadership
Adaptability
Resilience
Career Sustainability
Diversity
Effective Translational Science Skills
Stakeholder Engagement
Engagement Across Translational Spectrum
Innovation
Entrepreneurship
Collaborative Team Science
Other

2

Please specify "other" important domains or training outcomes from the categories below that merit specific attention by the Workforce Development DTF when thinking specifically about investigators.

3

If desired, please enter any additional details or comments to clarify or provide specifics for your responses.

4

Thinking specifically about translational research team members other than investigators (e.g., clinical research coordinators, research nurses, data managers, research assistants) at your Hub, please select and rank the top five following domains or training outcomes (1=Most important, 5= Least important) that merit specific attention by the Workforce Development DTF:
Mentorship
Leadership
Adaptability
Resilience
Career Sustainability
Diversity
Effective Translational Science Skills
Stakeholder Engagement
Engagement Across Translational Spectrum
Innovation
Entrepreneurship
Collaborative Team Science
Other

5

Please specify "other" important domains or training outcomes from the categories below that merit specific attention by the Workforce Development DTF when thinking specifically about translational research team members other than investigators.

6

If desired, enter any additional details or comments to clarify or provide specifics for your responses.

7

Please rank the following training and career development domains that are sufficiently mature to share (1=most important of top three, 3= least important of top three) during our upcoming Full DTF meetings:
Resilience
Career Sustainability
Diversity
Tracking and evaluation systems to assess impact of TL1 or KL2 program (and program components)
Collaborative Team Science
New educational strategies (e.g., gamification)
Best practices for tracking IDP progress (focused on individual)
Hub-specific approaches towards adopting (or using) the CTS defined knowledge, skills and abilities for career development
Other

8

Please specify "other" training and career development domains that are sufficiently mature to share during our upcoming FULL DTF meetings.

9

If desired, enter any additional details or comments to clarify or provide specifics for your responses.

10

Our DTF has the opportunity to establish one new working group this year. Please list up to three ideas for the domain(s) of this new group, in order of most to least favored.

11

Beyond the common metrics (which currently include sustainability and diversity), what new measures do you think would be most valuable for our DTF to collect together? Please select and rank your top three choices out of the following (1=most important of your top three, and 3=least important of your top three):
Funding
Publications
Overall size of workforce
K to R success
Type of translational research (T1-T4),
Career advancement
Career sustainability
Dissemination/adoption of methods/tools
Job satisfaction
Mentor pool size
Other non-traditional metrics
Translational research impact (i.e., producing something that changes the way care is designed, addressed, provided, disseminating that research product)
Team science/productivity
Number of discipline-spanning or cross-institutional research teams
Number of intellectual property discoveries
Other

12

Please specify "other" training and career development domains to share during our upcoming FULL DTF meeting.

13

If desired, enter any additional details or comments to clarify or provide specifics for your responses.


Submitted by Laura Hassinger on Thu, 03/05/2020 - 12:42