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Table 3 Studies Addressing the DFID Research Capacity Levels of Intervention

From: A narrative review of health research capacity strengthening in low and middle-income countries: lessons for conflict-affected areas

Level Intervention Aimsa Studies
Individual n = 24 Strengthening individual capacities through:
■ Mentorship of researchers
■ Research methodology workshops
■ Policy and influence training
[38, 41,42,43,44,45, 56, 65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77,78,79,80,81]
Organisational n = 11 Improving organisational structures, processes and procedures related to research through:
■ Developing capacity for research programme coordination, grant applications, teaching delivery in universities, think tanks, NGOs, etc.
■ Funding system development
■ IRB system development
■ Curriculum development
[23, 31, 82,83,84,85,86,87,88,89,90]
Institutional n = 8 Creating an environment where research can be conducted by setting political, economic, and technical standards and regulations, by addressing:
■ ‘Rules of the game’
■ Incentive structures
■ Political and regulatory context
■ Resource base development
[23, 24, 27, 28, 91,92,93,94]
  1. aAdapted from DFID [1]