Access knowledge translation planning templates, tools, and publications.
To help you get started on your knowledge translation plan for research grant applications, implementation projects, or dissemination activities, review some knowledge translation resources below and download our planning template to guide you.
Contact Alia Januwalla, Knowledge Translation Specialist, for assistance.
KT Pathways is a digital assessment and learning tool for anyone that creates or uses research evidence. This tool, led by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, is designed to help you assess your current knowledge translation (KT) strengths and areas for development, and provides tailored training materials and supports based on the results.
Resources and publications
Knowledge translation overview
Knowledge translation planning
A starting point for considering techniques to use in your knowledge translation plan.pdf286.82 KBUpdated 23/06/2018
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- Knowledge mobilization planner
The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Children and Youth Mental Health’s toolkit is user friendly and connects to a number of other resources.
- Knowledge translation planning template
The Hospital for Sick Kids and Melanie Barwick developed and refined a comprehensive, a step by step tool to address the essential components.
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The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools resource for assessing evidence. They also have many more resources on their site.117.49 KBUpdated 23/06/2018
Sharon Straus, MD and prominent Canadian author in knowledge translation, provides a model for seeking evidence based information in this short paper.193.99 KBUpdated 23/06/2018
Guide for writing final reports using the 1:3:25 structure.pdf65.1 KBUpdated 23/06/2018
A comprehensive short book for improving your presentation style.pdf8.14 MBUpdated 23/06/2018
This paper describes pitfalls to publication and how you can improve your writing.pdf67.87 KBUpdated 23/06/2018
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- An introduction to implementation science for the nonspecialist [Bauer, Damschroder et. Al, 2015]
- 10 ingredients to writing implementation grant proposals [Proctor, 2012]
Planning for implementation:
- Selecting Implementation theories, models, and frameworks: TMFs
- Theory, Model, and Framework Comparison and Selection Tool (T-CaST)
Identifying and selecting implementation strategies:
Evaluation of implementation interventions:
- Sustain Tool
- Curran, J. A., Grimshaw, J. M., Hayden, J. A., & Campbell, B. (2011). Knowledge translation research: the science of moving research into policy and practice. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 31(3), 174-180.
This paper is a synthesis of evidence and experience on how to implement clinical practice guidelines.pdf156.17 KBUpdated 23/06/2018
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Brokering and engagement
A framework for getting your research messages to decision makers by John Lavis and colleagues.pdf119.3 KBUpdated 23/06/2018
This information summary provides pragmatic recommendations and tips for hosting successful meetings with stakeholders.pdf96.9 KBUpdated 23/06/2018
A brief two-page guide for creating a community of practice – flexible, peer based knowledge sharing networks.pdf89.12 KBUpdated 23/06/2018
- Role domains of knowledge brokering: A model for the health care setting
Describes knowledge brokering as a knowledge translation strategy and how it can be used in health care settings.
Guise, J. M., O’Haire, C., McPheeters, M., Most, C., LaBrant, L., Lee, K., ... & Graham, E. (2013). A practice-based tool for engaging stakeholders in future research: a synthesis of current practices. Journal of clinical epidemiology, 66(6), 666-674.
Bowen, S., Botting, I., Graham, I. D., & Huebner, L. A. (2017). Beyond" two cultures": guidance for establishing effective researcher/health system partnerships. International journal of health policy and management, 6(1), 27.
Indigenous ways of knowing
- Indigenous ways of knowing
- Peltier, C. (2018). An application of two-eyed seeing: Indigenous research methods with participatory action research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 17(1), 1609406918812346.
- Martin, D. H. (2012). Two-eyed seeing: a framework for understanding indigenous and non-indigenous approaches to indigenous health research. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research Archive, 44(2).
Jull, J., Morton-Ninomiya, M., Compton, I., & Picard, A. (2018). Fostering the conduct of ethical and equitable research practices: the imperative for integrated knowledge translation in research conducted by and with indigenous community members. Research involvement and engagement, 4(1), 45.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) casebooks
Organizations and hubs
To learn more see these key organizations and hubs involved in knowledge translation research and practice.
Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research SUPPORT Units
- BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre
Fraser Centre provides knowledge translation and patient engagement support for Fraser region researchers.
- National SUPPORT Units
Link to see what other SUPPORT Units across the country, each has a resources and tools that could support knowledge translation capacity building.
- Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)
MSFHR has a knowledge translation mandate, the website has a curated resources section.
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
CIHR has articulated a number of definitions, strategies, and frameworks for knowledge translation that are useful to review if applying to any CIHR competitions.
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
SSHRC focuses on and provides some resources related to knowledge mobilization.
Centres for knowledge translation
- Institute for Knowledge Mobilization
A non-profit think tank focused on: education, learning and capacity development on issues of knowledge mobilization.
- Knowledge Translation Program
The Knowledge Translation Program is based at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, they work with researchers to put knowledge into practice at both the clinical and policy level. They have tools and capacity building training worth exploring.
- Research Impact
This is a pan-Canadian knowledge mobilization network working to maximize the impact of academic research for the social, economic, environmental and health benefits of Canadians. Their Research Snapshot summaries are a good example for creating accessible summaries of your research.
- Knowledge into Practice Learning Network
An international network for people interested in integrating knowledge and practice.
- Knowledge Nudge
A blog on knowledge translation with a wealth of quick reads for building capacity and thinking about issues related to knowledge translation.
- National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools
The centre was created to strengthen and support the use of research evidence in decision-making in public health. The centre offers online learning modules, webinars, network opportunities, and tools to support critical evidence appraisal, implementation, and evaluation.