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
236
Less than 6 months
120
Over a year
181

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
104
To learn something new for my own interests
15
To learn something new to aid me in my current research/ work
269

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

Total responses

Frequently (weekly to daily)
53
Never - aware of them, but had not used them
67
Never - unaware of them
105
Never - used other service
77
Occasionally (once in a while to monthly)
217

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)
155
Never - use other service
56
Occasionally (once in a while to monthly)
301

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

Total responses

Maybe
176
No
32
Other
17
Yes
294

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
202
Independently
127
Other
22
With the help of an expert
50

How did the training event help with your work?

Total responses
It improved my ability to handle data
249
It enabled me to complete certain tasks more quickly
200
It improved communication with the bioinformatician/ statistician analyzing my data
100
It has not helped yet but I anticipate a future impact
68
It did not help as I do not use the tool(s)/ resource(s) covered in the training event
26
Other
2

Attending the training event led to/ facilitated

Total responses

Useful collaboration(s) with other participants/ trainers from the training event
68
Publication of my work
73
Submission of my dissertation/ thesis for degree purposes
39
Submission of a grant application
21
Change in career
19
Not applicable
170
Other
11
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
248
16-24
5
25+
16
6-15
35
None
101
None yet, but intend to do so in the future
114

Would you recommend the training to others?

Total responses
Maybe
33
No
6
Yes, I already have
329
Yes, I would
146