Workshop will help MSFHR Scholars build KT skills

1 October 2014

MSFHR and Genome BC are partnering to bring the highly regarded Scientist Knowledge Translation Training (SKTT™) workshop back to Vancouver.

The two-day course, scheduled for November 6 and 7, is open to individuals who have received a 2014 MSFHR Scholar Award or are part of a research project funded by Genome BC. Participants will develop the skills required to create a knowledge translation (KT) plan that can help generate research impact, promote the use of research results, and ensure that research findings reach the appropriate audiences.

The workshop is an important part of MSFHR’s commitment to enhancing the KT skills of its funded researchers.

“This is an exciting opportunity for the Foundation, as it represents the first time we’ve offered knowledge translation training specifically for our Scholar Award recipients,” said Gayle Scarrow, MSFHR’s knowledge translation manager. “Helping our researchers build these skills will increase both the potential impact of their work and KT capacity in the province.”

There is growing recognition that dedicated resources and expertise are needed to increase the use of health research evidence in practice and policy. In response, research funders and the users of research evidence are placing greater emphasis on helping researchers develop the skills and networks required for effective knowledge translation.

The Scientist Knowledge Translation Training (SKTT™) Workshop is led by Drs. Melanie Barwick and Donna Lockett of Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. The course was initially developed to help SickKids scientists develop their knowledge translation skills, but is equally suited to other practitioners, educators, and decision-makers in community-based organizations and government. Learn more about the course and its instructors.