Background and study aims: THEBERA is a project f.nded by the European Union (EU), as an ERA-WIDE FP7 project, aiming to strengthen the Theodor Bilharz Research Institute (TBRI) capacities. Materials and methods: A SWOT (strength/weakness/opportunities/threats) analysis of human, structural and organisational existing resources was performed in light of an extensive analysis of liver disease research and clinical management in Egypt, f.r a f.ll understanding of TBRI needs. Results: Strength and weakness f.atures were identified and analysed, so were actions to be implemented and targets to be accomplished, to develop a business plan gathering the required critical mass (political, scientific, industrial, social) to select investment priorities, to sacrifice non-strategic areas of research, to promote national and international connections and industrial innovations, to update diagnostics and research device technologies and clinical management processes at European levels, to implement f.ndraising activities, to organise and properly assess training activities f.r young researchers, physicians, nurses, and technicians. Conclusions: Research institute self assessment is a priority need f.r sustainable capacity building and f.r f.ture build-up of a competent health care research institute. Sustainable capacity building strategies must be designed on needs assessment, involving salient requirements: clear strategy, leverage of administrative capacities, industrial support and connections, systematised training programmes and enhancement of mobility of health care staff implemented within ill-defined boundaries and continuously re-evaluated with multiple f.edback loops in order to build a complex, adaptable and reliable system based on value. © 2014 Arab Journal of Gastroenterology.
|Autori:||Davide Ghinolfi; Hanan G El Baz; Elio Borgonovi; Amr Radwan; Ola Laurence; Hanan A Sayed; Paolo De Simone; Moaz Abdelwadoud; Alessandro Stefani; Sanaa S Botros; Franco Filipponi|
|Titolo:||A model for southern mediterranean research institute self-assessment: A SWOT analysis-based approach to promote capacity building at Theodor Bilharz Research Institute in Cairo (Egypt|
|Anno del prodotto:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.ajg.2014.05.003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|