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
270
Less than 6 months
124
Over a year
213

What was your main reason for attending the training?

Total responses

Other
144
To build on existing knowledge for my own interests
8
To build an existing knowledge to aid me in my current research/ work
125
To learn something new for my own interests
17
To learn something new to aid me in my current research/ work
313

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

Total responses

Frequently (weekly to daily)
60
Never - aware of them, but had not used them
67
Never - unaware of them
127
Never - used other service
89
Occasionally (once in a while to monthly)
246

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)
180
Never - use other service
61
Occasionally (once in a while to monthly)
341

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

Total responses

Maybe
202
No
34
Other
17
Yes
336

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
242
Independently
152
Other
22
With the help of an expert
52

How did the training event help with your work?

Total responses
It improved my ability to handle data
299
It enabled me to complete certain tasks more quickly
243
It improved communication with the bioinformatician/ statistician analyzing my data
118
It has not helped yet but I anticipate a future impact
80
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
80
Publication of my work
94
Submission of my dissertation/ thesis for degree purposes
45
Submission of a grant application
24
Change in career
27
Not applicable
203
Other
11
Authoring of software
37

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

Total responses

1-5
287
16-24
5
25+
17
6-15
38
None
117
None yet, but intend to do so in the future
124

Would you recommend the training to others?

Total responses
Maybe
34
No
6
Yes, I already have
367
Yes, I would
176