PIC ID: 8195; Agency Sponsor: NIH-NIMH, National Institute of Mental Health; Federal Contact: Hann, Della, 301-443-4335; Performer: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD
Performance Improvement 2006. Feasibility Study for Evaluating Research Training in NIMH, NIDA and NINDS
This feasibility study examined different methodological options for conducting a large-scale evaluation of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)’s, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)’s, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke (NINDS)’s investment in research training. Through a series of interviews and focus groups, the study identified appropriate outcomes of interest in terms of their recognition as standards of performance by all relevant stakeholders and in the feasibility of their use. The study also identified existing data sources, and proposed methods for collecting primary data.