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Table 2 Capacity to acquire research evidence*

From: Community capacity to acquire, assess, adapt, and apply research evidence: a survey of Ontario's HIV/AIDS sector

Domain subsection Factors considered Don't do Do poorly Do inconsis-tently Do with some consistency Do well No answer
I. Are we able to acquire research? 1. Skilled staff for research 2 (8%) 7 (28%) 7 (28%) 4 (16%) 1 (4%) 4 (16%)
  2. Time for research 5 (20%) 9 (36%) 6 (30%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 5 (20%)
  3. Incentives for acquiring research 3 (12%) 5 (20%) 7 (28%) 7 (28%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%)
  4. Resources to acquire research 7 (28%) 6 (24%) 5 (20%) 2 (8%) 0 (0%) 5 (20%)
  5. Links with experts who search for research, monitor research, or do research 8 (32%) 4 (16%) 7 (28%) 3 (12%) 1 (4%) 2 (8%)
II. Are we looking for research in the right places? 1. Peer-reviewed journals 3 (12%) 3 (12%) 8 (32%) 5 (20%) 2 (8%) 4 (16%)
  2. Non-journal reports/grey literature 1 (4%) 3 (12%) 7 (28%) 9 (36%) 1 (4%) 4 (16%)
  3. Databases 8 (32%) 4 (16%) 7 (28%) 3 (12%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%)
  4. Websites 0 (0%) 2 (8%) 10 (40%) 10 (40%) 0 (0%) 3 (12%)
  5. Working with researchers through formal and informal networking 5 (20%) 2 (8%) 6 (24%) 6 (24%) 2 (8%) 4 (16%)
  6. Hosting researchers 4 (16%) 4 (16%) 5 (20%) 5 (20%) 4 (16%) 3 (12%)
  7. Peer networks 0 (0%) 1 (4%) 5 (20%) 12 (48%) 4 (16%) 3 (12%)
  1. *Results correspond to the number and percent of organizations included in the study selecting each response option.