VHL Maturity Instrument
The VHL's instrument is a way of evaluating the instances of the VHL Network in the adoption of methodologies, technologies and good practices recommended in this guide. This model defines a structure of evolution at successive levels, the passage of which is necessary to reach full maturity in the adoption of the VHL Model.
The instances of the VHL can be classified into four different levels of maturity:
The evaluation process and audience
The definition of the level of maturity is done through a self-assessment process. Periodically, the coordinating institutions of the VHL instances are invited by BIREME (VHL Network regional coordinator) to perform this activity with its consultative and/or executive committee, where aspects related to governance, organization and updating of contents, technological platforms used are observed. As a result of this process:
- The coordinators of the instances of the VHL can identify the quality level of their structures, as well as aspects that should be developed in search of continuous improvement; and
- BIREME receives development indicators from the Network that subsidize its regional coordination activities of the VHL and technical cooperation in management information and scientific knowledge.