Impact metrics report

Please note, not all questions were answered by all survey respondents due to the way in which individual surveys were set up.

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How long ago did you attend the training?

Total responses

6 months to a year
225
Less than 6 months
114
Over a year
174

What was your main reason for attending the training?

Total responses

Other
144
To build on existing knowledge for my own interests
5
To build an existing knowledge to aid me in my current research/ work
96
To learn something new for my own interests
14
To learn something new to aid me in my current research/ work
254

How often did you use the tool(s)/ resource(s), covered in the training, BEFORE attending the training?

Total responses

Frequently (weekly to daily)
51
Never - aware of them, but had not used them
57
Never - unaware of them
101
Never - used other service
77
Occasionally (once in a while to monthly)
209

How often do you use the tool(s)/ resource(s), covered in the training, AFTER having attended the training?

Total responses

Frequently (weekly to daily)
151
Never - use other service
51
Occasionally (once in a while to monthly)
286

Do you feel that you are able to explain to others what you learnt in the training?

Total responses

Maybe
167
No
32
Other
17
Yes
279

Are you now able to use the tool(s)/ resource(s) covered in the training?

Total responses

By using training materials/ notes from the training event
186
Independently
124
Other
22
With the help of an expert
45

How did the training event help with your work?

Total responses
It improved my ability to handle data
239
It enabled me to complete certain tasks more quickly
187
It improved communication with the bioinformatician/ statistician analyzing my data
92
It has not helped yet but I anticipate a future impact
62
It did not help as I do not use the tool(s)/ resource(s) covered in the training event
24
Other
2

Attending the training event led to/ facilitated

Total responses

Useful collaboration(s) with other participants/ trainers from the training event
61
Publication of my work
71
Submission of my dissertation/ thesis for degree purposes
38
Submission of a grant application
21
Change in career
19
Not applicable
158
Other
8
Authoring of software
28

How many people have you shared the skills and/or knowledge that you learned during the training, with?

Total responses

1-5
236
16-24
5
25+
15
6-15
34
None
99
None yet, but intend to do so in the future
106

Would you recommend the training to others?

Total responses
Maybe
32
No
6
Yes, I already have
315
Yes, I would
138