KT Tools & Toolkits

  • Alberta Innovates Health Solutions’ (AIHS) KT Plan Template is an example of a funding agency’s KT planning tool for researchers.
  • Centre on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) offers resources, training, and KT supports such as a bi-monthly newsletter, and annual casebook related to disability and rehabilitation settings.
  • Fraser Health's KTE Toolkit helps researchers and knowledge users acquire, assess, adapt and apply research evidence.
  • Health Systems Evidence is a comprehensive, free access point for evidence to support policy-makers, stakeholders, and researchers interested in how to strengthen or reform health systems or in how to get cost-effective programs, services, and drugs to those who need them.
  • Knowledge Translation Curriculum is an online course in KT from Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research. The three modules provide comprehensive coverage of the background knowledge about KT. Three modules cover an introduction to KT, situation analysis and priority setting.
  • Knowledge Utilization/Utilisation des Connaissances (KUUS) E-watch Newsletter supported by the Quebec Population Health Network and the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health, is a popular information tool on health innovation.
  • KT Canada / KT Clearinghouse funded by the CIHR, serves as a repository of KT resources for individuals who want to learn about the science and practice of KT, and access tools that facilitate their own KT research and practice.
  • MSFHR's KT Plan Template is a tool to help develop KT plans.
  • MSFHR's guidance on incorporating KT into your program of research. MSFHR requires applicants from all research disciplines to include KT activities as a component of their project proposal. KT is not a separate plan but should be embedded within the full research cycle, as appropriate to the type of research, the stage the research is at, and the expected research findings and target stakeholder(s).
  • NCI’s Implementation Science offers tools, training & education, grantsmanship resources, and publications related to advancing the field of implementation science.
  • National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) is an online collection of resources related to the methods and tools for knowledge translation in public health.
  • National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) offers free online training modules, lessons, tools and resources aimed at contributing to the best practices and science of implementation, organization change, and system reinvention to improve outcomes across the spectrum of human services.
  • Partnership Assessment Toolkit is a pilot tool developed through regional consultations to provide best practices for North-South health research partnerships. The toolkit, which can be used for other health research partnerships, is made up of a series of questions and exercises that represent different topics that should be discussed, agreed upon and, where possible, formalized, between partners across the lifespan of the partnership.
  • Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) KT Planning Primer provides a user guide, worksheet and strategies to support knowledge sharing and exchange, as well as indicators to measure the impact of KT activities.
  • Research Utilization Toolkit was developed to help practitioners and researchers address the knowledge-to-practice gap by providing evidence-based information on the research utilization process.  It includes a background on research utilization, terminology, barriers and challenges, strategies and information on scaling-up successfully-tested interventions. While many of the toolkit's resources focus on reproductive health, the research utilization strategies are applicable to other technical areas.
  • Scientist Knowledge Translation Training™ (SKTT) KT Planning Template was created to help scientists develop a knowledge translation plan.
  • Knowledge Mobilization Toolkit is designed to inform and equip researchers and research users with the knowledge and tools needed to mobilize knowledge. This toolkit includes interactive sections on planning, doing and evaluating your work.  

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