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Title: Summary of the East Africa Training Consortium Biorisk Management Practices and Training Needs Survey

Abstract

A survey was designed to query former Biorisk management (BRM) trainees in the East Africa region about their practices post-training and their perceived future training needs. A subset of those surveyed had been trained as BRM trainers. The survey was conducted to obtain a baseline of BRM practices that can serve as a benchmark for performance monitoring, to identify priorities for future BRM training and to gauge local BRM trainers' abilities to deliver effective training. The survey revealed that less than 50% of the respondents could identify evidence of a BRM system in their institute. Coaching and mentoring by BRM experts was identified as being of highest benefit to enable success as BRM practitioners. Local trainers reached 1538 trainees in the previous year and reported that trainings positively correlated with desired BRM behavior. Acknowledgements The authors wish to sincerely thank all of the former biorisk management trainees in East Africa who agreed to participate in this survey. Their candid and honest input was extremely insightful. We also thank Lora Grainger (06826) and Ben Brodsky (Manager, 06824) for careful and critical review of the report. We are grateful for the financial support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Cooperative Biological Engagementmore » Program.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); DTRA/CBEP
OSTI Identifier:
1365468
Report Number(s):
SAND2017-3170
652020
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Wilder, Julie, Mancini, Giulio M., Wakabi, Timothy, and Boggs, Susan E. Summary of the East Africa Training Consortium Biorisk Management Practices and Training Needs Survey. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1365468.
Wilder, Julie, Mancini, Giulio M., Wakabi, Timothy, & Boggs, Susan E. Summary of the East Africa Training Consortium Biorisk Management Practices and Training Needs Survey. United States. doi:10.2172/1365468.
Wilder, Julie, Mancini, Giulio M., Wakabi, Timothy, and Boggs, Susan E. Wed . "Summary of the East Africa Training Consortium Biorisk Management Practices and Training Needs Survey". United States. doi:10.2172/1365468. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1365468.
@article{osti_1365468,
title = {Summary of the East Africa Training Consortium Biorisk Management Practices and Training Needs Survey},
author = {Wilder, Julie and Mancini, Giulio M. and Wakabi, Timothy and Boggs, Susan E.},
abstractNote = {A survey was designed to query former Biorisk management (BRM) trainees in the East Africa region about their practices post-training and their perceived future training needs. A subset of those surveyed had been trained as BRM trainers. The survey was conducted to obtain a baseline of BRM practices that can serve as a benchmark for performance monitoring, to identify priorities for future BRM training and to gauge local BRM trainers' abilities to deliver effective training. The survey revealed that less than 50% of the respondents could identify evidence of a BRM system in their institute. Coaching and mentoring by BRM experts was identified as being of highest benefit to enable success as BRM practitioners. Local trainers reached 1538 trainees in the previous year and reported that trainings positively correlated with desired BRM behavior. Acknowledgements The authors wish to sincerely thank all of the former biorisk management trainees in East Africa who agreed to participate in this survey. Their candid and honest input was extremely insightful. We also thank Lora Grainger (06826) and Ben Brodsky (Manager, 06824) for careful and critical review of the report. We are grateful for the financial support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Cooperative Biological Engagement Program.},
doi = {10.2172/1365468},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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