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Table 2 Functionalities included in each MULTI-ACT MSC indicator

From: Collective health research assessment: developing a tool to measure the impact of multistakeholder research initiatives

Information Description
Dimension The CRIF dimension to which the indicator relates (excellence, efficacy, economic, social and PROs)
Aspect to be measured Key topic within each dimension evaluated by the indicator
Type of indicator Type of indicator within each aspect: core or additional
Description Content of the indicator
Example Example from health organizations’ reports or websites
Associated terms Definition of associated terms that are relevant for understanding the indicator
Comments Notes that clarify issues related to the computation or use of the indicator
Data type Overall classification of the type of data the indicator provides: quantitative or qualitative
Expected frequency of data collection How often data collection is expected
Expected frequency of data dissemination How often data are expected to be disseminated
Indicator in use Whether the indicator is currently being used: Yes/No
Limitations Issues that should be considered when using the indicator
Links Additional resources that could be helpful in computing and using the indicator
Method of measurement Description of how the indicator can be measured and reported
Monitoring and evaluation framework Research stage that the indicator evaluates: input, process, output, outcome, impact
Preferred data sources Data sources for gathering the data required for elaborating the indicator
Rationale Relevance of the indicator and advantages of using it
Type of information to be reported Classification of the information provided in the indicator (e.g. number in physical units, percentage, narrative description)
Unit of measure If the indicator is quantitative, the units in which the indicator is measured (e.g. number of articles)