Evaluations tell us what works and what does not.
An evaluation should be a rigorous and structured assessment of a completed or ongoing activity.
Are you currently planning or considering completing an evaluation?
The NIHR ARC OxTV may be able to help.
We offer an evaluation service, which ranges from drop in clinics to more in-depth support.
The service is open to health and care organisations, public health and third sector organisations across Oxford and the Thames Valley.
The aim of the service is to increase the capability and capacity for organisations to complete their own well designed evaluations of a programme, service or initiative, to understand what is working well and where improvements could be made.
To access the service we will need you to complete a short form, this gives us all the information we need to triage your request.
It is important your evaluation aligns with the priorities and research themes for the ARC (see www.arc-oxtv.nihr.ac.uk/our_work).
Also, you will need to have funding in place for your evaluation or be considering where to source this from.
Once the ARC Core team have reviewed your request, we will either pass it to relevant ARC theme leads for further consideration or signpost you to other organisations for support, if we are unable to help.
The theme leads may meet with you to understand your evaluation in more detail, suggest a drop in clinic for high-level support and guidance with your evaluation (these are normally one off meetings) or decline the request, providing a reason for this.
Occasionally, we may provide more in-depth support with an evaluation, this is most likely if there is strong alignment with our priorities and sufficient funding is available.