MSFHR Blogs

   

MSFHR publishes two blogs: Forward Thinking and KT Encounters plus occasional guest blogs.

Forward Thinking, MSFHR's staff blog, examines what it takes to be a responsive and responsible research funder and explores the world in which research funders operate today. 

KT Encounters is a series of guest blog posts which is designed to challenge our thinking and deepen our understanding about knowledge translation (KT), the broad range of activities meant to improve the use of research evidence in practice, policy and further research.


MSFHR's Gayle Scarrow shares some of the lessons learned after a recent evaluation of our own KT activities and how those learnings will inform our work going forward.

Valerie To, director, Research Competitions discusses the evolution of our grant application processes from the early days of paper to today's system and beyond.

Maija Tiesmaki reflects on how research career pathways are changing and shares three emerging themes from the health research community.

Gayle Scarrow and Genevieve Creighton discuss the journey taken to develop KT Pathways, a new digital assessment and learning tool for anyone that creates or uses research evidence.

Zena Sharman and Julia Langton discuss how best to connect strategy and evaluation to help plot a course, define what success looks like, and track our progress and learn along the way.

KT Encounters: Dr. Davina Banner explains how working with patient research partners has taught her some vital lessons about patient-oriented research.

Lori Last and Amy Noise introduce the science of storytelling and how to apply the principles of storytelling to demonstrate the value of health research and health research funding.