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Table 3 Definitions of content analysis codes: interactive resources, non-interactive resources, and resource initiative characteristics

From: A content analysis of dissemination and implementation science resource initiatives: what types of resources do they offer to advance the field?

Code Definition
Interactive resources
 Consultation or technical assistance Technical assistance (TA) is the process of providing targeted support to an organization with a development need or problem. TA may be delivered in many different ways, such as one-on-one consultation, small group facilitation, or through a web-based clearinghouse. The help given should enhance the users’ knowledge or ability to carry out dissemination & implementation (D & I) science or practice. It is in depth and focused on a particular issue unlike mentorship, which focuses on a person.
 Mentorship The resource initiative organizes an ongoing relationship for the individual seeking support and a content expert to realize individualized goals.
 Workshops Workshops are typically one-time trainings in a particular content or a resource offered by a resource initiative either in-person or virtually. The workshop must involve interaction between the participants and/or the instructors.
 Workgroups The resource initiative organizes a group of individuals who share interest in a particular content, mission, or resource development process (typically they set workgroup goals) to facilitate live interaction and development of a project.
 Networking The resource initiative creates a virtual or physical time and space for individuals with shared interests to discuss their synergy.
 Conference The organization arranges a large-scale meeting on a regularly-occurring basis to bring together members, professionals in the field, stakeholders, and other interested individuals to present new information and study findings with the goal of advancing the field.
 Social media The resource initiative has links to its self-maintained social media profiles (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).
Non-interactive resources
 D & I resource library The resource initiative has gathered at least 10 established resources (e.g., instrument/measures, white papers, fact sheets, journal articles, tools, information about methods) that researchers and stakeholders may access for information and/or use. List of resources must be more though or comprehensive than simply a link.
 News and updates from the field The resource initiative purposefully reports on or distributes current, updated, and relevant information from the field such as publications, job ads, research findings, etc. in the form of a listserv, newsletter, blog, and/or hard copy mailings.
 D & I archived talks/slides The resource initiative provides access to D & I videos, talks, slides. This includes webinars.
 D & I link page on website The resource initiative offers a link page with information related to external resources and opportunities, notably substantive summaries of training opportunities, exhaustive listing of conferences, etc.
 Grant writing resources The resource initiative offers resources related to writing grants, with the goal of providing guidance (e.g., annotated program announcements, offering examples of funded grants, highlighting funding agencies, etc.)
 Funding opportunities Funding opportunities (e.g., scholarships and grants) for individuals or groups are available through the organization, usually in the way of supporting research endeavors.
Resource initiative characteristics
 Stakeholder involvement Anyone affected by implementation, but not a scientist, informed, shaped, produced, or contributed to the resources.
 Healthcare domain The mission or relevance of activities is focused on D & I for EBPs for physical health or behavioral health.
 Membership This variable indicates whether the resource initiative has a membership option.