Health research funders such as MSFHR have an important role to play in advancing knowledge translation — the broad range of activities meant to improve the use of research evidence in practice, policy, and further research.
In an Implementation Science paper published by our KT team, we identify five functional areas through which funders can create the conditions for effective KT. The functional areas are not necessarily discrete (e.g. a KT award to support the study of the science of KT could fall under "Funding KT" as well as "KT Science") but the primary KT objective of our activities usually falls under one area.
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In addition to these functional areas, we have identified three supporting activities that help create the conditions for effective KT.
- Commitment issues: How to get my organization to say yes to an integrated KT project - Chris McBride, executive director of Spinal Cord Injury BC
- Commitment issues: How to foster long-term collaborations with community organizations – a researcher’s perspective - Dr. Heather Gainforth, Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences, University of British Columbia
- Six actions to mobilize knowledge in complex systems - Bev Holmes, MSFHR's Acting President & CEO and Allan Best, Managing Director, InSource Research Group
- Reflections on equity issues in iKT - Dr. Cindy Holmes, Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and 2013 Research Trainee
- The mighty morphing issues of power in participatory research - Carla Hilario, PhD candidate in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia
- Who or what is ‘the community’ in community-based research? - Dr. Olivier Ferlatte, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Men’s Health Research program at the UBC School of Nursing
- Researching and living with bipolar disorder: Crafting reciprocal relationships - Natasha Kolida, a graduate student at University of British Columbia who both researches and lives with bipolar disorder
- Choose to Move: Speeding up the knowledge-to-action cycle - Christa Hoy, evaluation manager in the Active Aging Research Team at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility
- Supporting patients as partners in health research - Colleen McGavin, Patient Engagement Lead for the BC SUPPORT Unit and active patient partner
Browse our KT videos and webinar recordings, all accompanied by supplemental resources to support continued learning.
Browse our growing list of resources to assist your exploration of knowledge translation.
Browse upcoming workshops and training opportunities presented by MSFHR and our partners.
Our funding programs support the knowledge translation activities of BC researchers, facilitate our engagement between researchers and research users, and support the study of knowledge translation.
We add to the literature on knowledge translation through peer-reviewed publications of our work, as well as provincial KT survey reports.
What is knowledge translation? Learn about the core principles of KT and how other health research funders are supporting the application of health research evidence.
Interim Director, Knowledge Translation