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
345
Less than 6 months
129
Over a year
231

What was your main reason for attending the training?

Total responses

1
Other
144
To build on existing knowledge for my own interests
11
To build an existing knowledge to aid me in my current research/ work
147
To learn something new for my own interests
20
To learn something new to aid me in my current research/ work
382

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

Total responses

Frequently (weekly to daily)
64
Never - aware of them, but had not used them
87
Never - unaware of them
148
Never - used other service
105
Occasionally (once in a while to monthly)
276

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)
204
Never - use other service
75
Occasionally (once in a while to monthly)
394

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

Total responses

Maybe
233
No
40
Other
17
Yes
390

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
293
Independently
183
Other
22
With the help of an expert
60

How did the training event help with your work?

Total responses
It improved my ability to handle data
354
It enabled me to complete certain tasks more quickly
283
It improved communication with the bioinformatician/ statistician analyzing my data
139
It has not helped yet but I anticipate a future impact
105
It did not help as I do not use the tool(s)/ resource(s) covered in the training event
31
Other
2

Attending the training event led to/ facilitated

Total responses

Useful collaboration(s) with other participants/ trainers from the training event
86
Publication of my work
108
Submission of my dissertation/ thesis for degree purposes
56
Submission of a grant application
30
Change in career
31
Not applicable
249
Other
11
Authoring of software
43

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

Total responses

1-5
331
16-24
5
25+
17
6-15
40
None
136
None yet, but intend to do so in the future
150

Would you recommend the training to others?

Total responses
Maybe
37
No
7
Yes, I already have
423
Yes, I would
207