KT & Impact

Best practices and resources for knowledge translation (KT) and research impact

Knowledge Translation

KT is defined by CIHR as "a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically sound application of knowledge to improve the health of Canadians, provide more effective health services and products and strengthen the health care system." 

  1. Integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT)

    Read about iKT in the "Guide to Knowledge Translation Planning at CIHR: Integrated and End-of-Grant Approaches."

  2. End-of-Grant Knowledge Translation

    Read about end-of-grant KT in the "Guide to Knowledge Translation Planning at CIHR: Integrated and End-of-Grant Approaches."

    Use this CIHR worksheet to develop an effective end-of-grant KT plan.

  3. Resources

    KT learning resources from CIHR.

    The KT Clearinghouse is a CIHR-funded repository of learning resources and tools to promote and facilitate KT research and practices.

    Visit this CIHR webpage for a list of external KT resources.

     

"Knowledge mobilization [is the term used by SSHRC] to encompass the wide range of activities relating to the production and use of research results, including knowledge synthesis, dissemination, transfer, exchange, and co-creation or co-production by researchers and knowledge users."

  1. Knowledge Mobilization (KM)

    Read SSHRC's Guidelines for Effective Knowledge Mobilization.

  2. KM at Research Impact Canada (RIC)

    At RIC, KM includes methods of knowledge transfer, KT, and exchange. It is what turns research into action.

    Click here to access KM training, tools, webinars, and publications from RIC.

     

  3. Other Resources

    The Knowledge Mobilization Toolkit from the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health can be used as a guide for planning, doing, and evaluating KM activities in a range of research areas.

    The Institute for Knowledge Mobilization provides a wide range of KM workshops and resources.

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