Model for Developing Research Culture Experience at HITEC Institute of Medical Sciences
Keywords:Model, research culture, medical, planning, evaluation
Background: Research culture includes the way we support and reward research. An important element in developing it is the organization’s approach towards prioritizing research and providing an environment for enabling and facilitating researchers.
Methods: This study is based on the findings of a pilot project initiated for developing research culture at Heavy Industries Taxila Education City Institute of Medical Sciences (HITEC IMS). A multidisciplinary team was assembled consisting of focal persons from all departments for collaboration with research cell. This team was trained and given goals for leading research projects in their departments. At the end of first quarter, the idea of this program was projected in form of a model for developing and evaluating research culture.
Results A model was derived on the basis of experience and refined by the use of theories of change process, that was helpful in identifying input and process elements of the program. This was named as HITECh (Heading towards Innovation and Translating Evidence into Care of health) research model. Outcomes of the program were encouraging in terms of an increase in motivation, research thinking and number of research projects running in the college. The program was perceived by faculty as a great initiative and the whole research team supported it.
Conclusion: The program was helpful in strengthening research culture at HITEC IMS, and a model developed during the process of formative evaluation can help in guiding other institutes for planning, implementing and evaluating similar programs.
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