Table 1

Initial framework for patient safety research competencies*

Advanced knowledge and skills needed in the following competency areas:Academic researcher trackClinician researcher trackPolicy/ manager researcher track
1. Science of patient safety+
2. At least one patient safety subspecialty
3. Research design and methodology+
4. Conducting research+
5. Statistics and data analysis+
6. Knowledge translation+
  • √, essential competency; –, competency could be de-emphasised; +, additional emphasis may be required.

  • * Adapted from Ginsburg and Norton.3