Put simply, knowledge transfer is how research gets into the hands of the people who use it. The flow of knowledge from researchers to potential users involves several steps which together are known as knowledge translation.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) defines knowledge translation as a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and application of knowledge to improve the health of Canadians, provide more effective health services and products and strengthen the health care system. The exchange of knowledge refers to the interactions between knowledge users and researchers resulting in mutual learning.
Our Knowledge Translation and Exchange Program (KTEP), part of the Nursing Health Services Research Unit (NHSRU) is aimed at engaging research users in every step of the research process. We are using knowledge transfer activities to enhance uptake of research including Research Recaps of published manuscripts, Fact Sheets on current KTEP projects, webinars, posters and easy to read reports.
The purpose of the Database Project is to use existing nursing databases to synthesize important facts, trends and findings to inform stakeholders, practitioners, policy makers and other knowledge users.
Funding for this knowledge translation project is being provided through the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
Other KTEP tools and resources can be found online at www.nhsru.com
Knowledge translation products synthesized from existing databases to inform stakeholders and knowledge users.More
Research Recaps are brief, easy to read summaries of articles and published manuscripts.More
Our published reports.More
Presentations from various KTEP projects.More