CLAHRC YH is committed to develop research capacity in individuals and partner organisations.
Research capacity development (RCD) is a core principle of the CLAHRC YH and is a reporting requirement to the NIHR.
ACORN (Addressing Capacity in Organisations to do research network) will be the body that supports a community of practice
ACORN will: to drive research capacity development in NHS and Local Authority partners.
Some definitions include
‘a process of individual and institutional development which leads to higher levels of skills and greater ability to perform useful research". (Trostle 1992 pp1321).
‘a funded, dynamic intervention operationalised through a range of foci and levels to augment ability to carry out research or achieve objectives in the field of research over the long-term, with aspects of social change as an ultimate outcome’ ( Condell & Begley 2007 pp 273)
This is based on the model developed by Cooke (2005) and adapted in the CLAHRC SY.
The case study sites will be encouraged to make assessment based on this model
3. What will a CLAHRC YH case study site do?
Each CLAHRC YH research capacity case study site will
4. The Research strategy in case study organisations
The research strategy will be developed within the CLAHRC partner organisations. It will be coordinated by the CCL and undertaken by a group of key stakeholders with executive level support.
The strategy will take into account the context, and developmental stage of the organisation with respect to research capacity
It will aim to
The CLAHRC capacity Leads (CCL) will