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Table 2 Survey variables used to test for association with key player status

From: Who are the key players in a new translational research network?

Variable Survey items
Altruistic approach Deeply committed to the TRN’s objectives, offering expertise, representing other workgroups, disseminating findings
Active role Attended formal meetings of the TRN, initiated meetings, involved in a TRN project, provided advice for TRN projects
Resources (Cronbach’s alpha: 0.76) Enabler: Adequate funding, access to shared resources and expertise, support of Project Officers and Fellows Barriers: Lack of adequate funding
No Incentives (Cronbach’s alpha: 0.78) Barriers: Lack of incentives, lack of time, lack of interest from colleagues, difficulties of collaborations
Focus (Cronbach’s alpha: 0.73) Enablers: Projects focused on patient outcomes, strong leadership, good communication, social capital of members Barriers: Poor or absent links between researchers and clinicians