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
308
Less than 6 months
127
Over a year
221

What was your main reason for attending the training?

Total responses

1
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
131
To learn something new for my own interests
20
To learn something new to aid me in my current research/ work
352

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

Total responses

Frequently (weekly to daily)
61
Never - aware of them, but had not used them
84
Never - unaware of them
135
Never - used other service
93
Occasionally (once in a while to monthly)
258

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)
192
Never - use other service
68
Occasionally (once in a while to monthly)
364

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

Total responses

Maybe
220
No
38
Other
17
Yes
356

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
266
Independently
163
Other
22
With the help of an expert
58

How did the training event help with your work?

Total responses
It improved my ability to handle data
322
It enabled me to complete certain tasks more quickly
263
It improved communication with the bioinformatician/ statistician analyzing my data
130
It has not helped yet but I anticipate a future impact
95
It did not help as I do not use the tool(s)/ resource(s) covered in the training event
27
Other
2

Attending the training event led to/ facilitated

Total responses

Useful collaboration(s) with other participants/ trainers from the training event
84
Publication of my work
96
Submission of my dissertation/ thesis for degree purposes
52
Submission of a grant application
25
Change in career
28
Not applicable
223
Other
11
Authoring of software
38

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

Total responses

1-5
303
16-24
5
25+
17
6-15
39
None
126
None yet, but intend to do so in the future
140

Would you recommend the training to others?

Total responses
Maybe
35
No
7
Yes, I already have
395
Yes, I would
188