Developing the strategy for emgagement.
Work in Progress
We need to haver a plan to structure our activities and measure their success! We will start this process following a strategy structure shared by the excellent people at The Centre for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE). Community vision and mission statements will be created using materials shared via Community Pulse.
This is big picture thinking that should lead to your organisation’s or community’s vision and mission.
The wider mission and vision have been extracted from the WIN themes
“Increase the openness of our data, to be a leader in the way that data is shared, and importantly, in how tools (such as the FMRIB Software Library), pipelines and databases can be used to ensure that the data shared is useful to other researchers.”
“Make scientific data, code and results openly accessible [to] facilitate discovery and hence accelerates the translation of methods and results to the clinic.”
A one-sentence statement describing the reason your organisation or program exists. (what you do + who/what you do this for). Made up through combining parts of the below statements.
To empower; To train; To support.
Researchers; Patients; The clinic.
Researchers investigating human brain health and the patients they serve.
Tools and practices for sharing research outputs.
Outputs not openly accessible; Slow translation; data and pipelines which are shared are not useful. [new addition: wasted funding in re-inventing the wheel and failed replication]
Diversity; Inclusivity; Openness; Sharing; human brain health; patients
Supporting inclusive open research practices to improve human brain health
Openly sharing our research outputs.
Mission: Supporting the use of inclusive open research practices at WIN to improve human brain health
Vision: Open and considered sharing of WIN research outputs
These questions will define the overarching method you use to get to your big-picture vision, or your strategy.
- Create training materials
- Refine processes
- Devise policy and incentives
- Normalise behaviours
- Create behaviour change
- Build community
- Share knowledge
- Core staff
- Principle Investigators
3. If your vision is your destination, and strategy is the road you’re taking to get there, what will help you move along this road?
Which vehicle, how will you acquire it and how will you keep it running? A small number of goals that underpin your mission and strategy are your objectives.
Can you express success as a set of key results that are SMART? (SMART to me means Sensible, Measurable, Achievable (but still challenging), Realistic and Time-bound, but there are variants on this.)
5. Which are the activities and tasks — or programming, content and engagement mechanisms — that might help you achieve these key results, and in which order do you need to do them?
This last step can help you align your short-term work with objectives (and say no) and then evaluate whether this has worked (has your key result become a reality?).