TableĀ 2

Summary of categorisation of research competencies into common themes and domains from specialty training curricula reviewed between June and September 2015

Common themeSubthemes (specific competencies)Proportion of curricula with common theme (%)Common domains
Appraisal of literatureCritically appraise literature/write a scientific paper/report97Skills
Designing researchEthical conduct/approval guidelines/informed consent92Behaviour
Delivering researchEthical conduct/approval guidelines/informed consent90Behaviour
Analysis of dataWrite a scientific paper or report/analyse data94Skills
Research governanceEthical conduct/approval guidelines/informed consent/patient confidentiality71Behaviour
Knowledge of researchResearch principles/methods97Knowledge
Communication and application of researchCritical appraisal of research/translation to clinical practice97Skills