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Table 3 Description of SHARP capacity building program components

From: The Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partnership (SHARP) for Mental Health Capacity Building: a program protocol for building implementation science and mental health research and policymaking capacity in Malawi and Tanzania

ComponentNameParticipantsActivitiesIndicators
1Short course programsMalawian and Tanzanian researchers, policymakers, and providers3 introductory courses (implementation science and mental health, evidence-based mental health interventions)
2 advanced courses (grant writing, translating research to practice)
Number of courses
Attendance at courses
Course evaluations (participant satisfaction)
Knowledge (participant knowledge pre-post courses)
2Multifaceted dialogue platformAll SHARP affiliatesAnnual Malawi Mental Health Research and Practice Development Conference
Twice yearly webinars
Quarterly journal clubs
SHARP community platform
Number of participants attending conference
Number of participant posters/presentations at conference
Number of webinars
Attendance at webinars (new and returning participants)
Number of journal clubs
Attendance at journal clubs (new and returning participants)
Number of forum posts
Content evaluations (participant satisfaction)
3On-the-job trainingMalawian and Tanzanian researchers, policymakers, and providersOn-the-job research training in partnership with SHARP scale-up studyNumber of applications for “On-the-job” training program
Number of participants for “On-the-job” training program
Number of scientific posters/presentations
Number of scientific publications
4Pilot grantsMalawian and Tanzanian researchers, policymakers, and providersPilot grant funding for successful applicantsNumber of applications for pilot grants
Number of pilot grants awarded
Number of scientific posters/presentations
Number of scientific publications
Number of subsequent external grant submissions and grant awards for pilot grantees
5“Mentor the mentors”Senior traineesMentoring short course (developing syllabi for implementation science and mental health, interactive in-class activities, other approaches to engaging students
Monthly calls with SHARP faculty
Co-instructor responsibilities for Aim 1 courses in years 4 and 5
Number of Senior Trainees that participate in the program
Number of courses
Attendance at courses
Number of mentees taken on by the cohort of Senior Trainees
Course evaluations of Short Courses co-instructed by Senior Trainees