Materials: Presentation and Handout
Abstract: Evaluation capacity development in organizations often focuses on the needed infrastructures and systems, such as communications, human skills and abilities, and organizational cultures. This paper uses a backward mapping strategy to first identify the dimensions of quality desired in the evaluation processes and products that these systems will produce. Then it investigates and discusses how to use evaluation quality indicators to leverage organizational attention for needed evaluation capacity development. Using the JCSEE's ANSI-approved Program Evaluation Standards to identify key dimensions of quality in evaluations of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA), the authors illustrate how the resources needed for useful, feasible, proper, accurate and accountable evaluation can be sought and secured, resulting in a more effective and efficient organizational efforts to increase the volume and quality of clinical and translational research.
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