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Knowledge translation planning tool

A summary of

Barwick, M. (2011). Knowledge Translation Planning Template-R (TM). Toronto, ON: Hospital for Sick Children Toronto.

How to cite this NCCMT summary:

National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (2012). Knowledge translation planning tool . Hamilton, ON: McMaster University. (Updated 20 November, 2013) Retrieved from http://www.nccmt.ca/resources/search/131.

Categories: Tool, Implement, Evaluate, Communication, Knowledge dissemination, Knowledge exchange, KT plan

These summaries are written by the NCCMT to condense and to provide an overview of the resources listed in the Registry of Methods and Tools and to give suggestions for their use in a public health context. For more information on individual methods and tools included in the review, please consult the authors/developers of the original resources.

Relevance for Public Health
This planning template and supplemental guides are useful resources for developing a KT strategy and determining how your KT strategy will be evaluated.
Description
The Knowledge Translation Planning Template-R (TM) can be used to plan and evaluate your knowledge translation (KT) strategy. It identifies and documents steps needed to implement a KT strategy. This template can be used along with guides to developing a KT strategy, available from the Hospital for Sick Children Toronto.

The Knowledge Translation Planning Template-R (TM) was developed to create KT plans for research projects in all settings, and has been used in a variety of sectors (health, education, mental health). You can use the template, along with accompanying guides, to develop a KT strategy:

Implementing the Method/Tool
Steps for Using Method/Tool

The guide, A Guide for Developing Health Research Knowledge Translation (KT) Plans, consists of four sections:

  • Foundations: Defining knowledge translation (KT)
  • Considerations for assessing a KT plan
  • Examples
  • Checklist of key questions to review KT plan

The template, Knowledge Translation Planning Template-R (TM), is used in a step-wise manner. Some sections of the template include:

  • Main Messages
  • KT Audiences
  • KT Methods
  • KT Impact and Evaluation
  • Resources
Who is involved
This planning template could be used and shared among several individuals and/or organizations when developing a KT strategy.
Conditions for Use
Not specified
Evaluation and Measurement Characteristics
Evaluation
Information not available
Validity
Information not available
Reliability
Information not available
Methodological Rating
Unknown/No evidence
Method/Tool Development
Developer(s)

The template was developed by:

Melanie Barwick
Associate Scientist, Community Health Systems Resource Group, Learning Institute
Scientific Director, Knowledge Translation, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute
The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto

The guide was developed by:

Suzanne Ross
Health Policy Strategies and McMaster University

Paula Goering, Nora Jacobson, Dale Butterill
Health Systems Research and Consulting Unit
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Method of Development

The template was developed by Melanie Barwick as part of her work with the Scientist Knowledge Translation Training at The Hospital for Sick Children. In addition to the KT template, Dr. Barwick has developed a training program for researchers and others to gain skills in knowledge translation, as well as the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate for KT practitioners.

The guide, A Guide for Developing Health Research Knowledge Translation (KT) Plans was developed from a study led by Paula Goering and funded by the Canadian Health Research Foundation (CHSRF), the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organization (SDO) Research and Development Programme, and the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw).

Release Date
2007
Contact Person/Source

Dr. Melanie Barwick
Psychologist and Health Systems Scientist
Community Health Systems Resource Group
Scientific Director Knowledge Translation
Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute
The Hopsital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
Tel: 416-813-1085
Email: melanie.barwick@sickkids.ca

Website: http://www.melaniebarwick.com/index.php

Resources

Title of Primary Resource
Knowledge Translation PlanningTemplate-R (TM)
File Attachment
None
Web-link
Reference
Barwick, M. (2011). Knowledge Translation Planning Template-R (TM). Toronto, ON: Hospital for Sick Children Toronto.
Type of Material
Template
Format
On-line Access
Cost to Access
None.
Language
English
Conditions for Use
Copyright © 2011 Barwick, Melanie, Hospital for Sick Children Toronto

Title of Supplementary Resource
A Guide for Assessing Health Research Knowledge Translation Plans
File Attachment
None
Web-link
Reference
Ross, S., Goering, P., Jacobson, N., & Butterill, D. (2007). A Guide for Assessing Health Research Knowledge Translation Plans. Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Type of Material
Guide
Format
On-line Access
Cost to Access
None.
Language
English
Conditions for Use
Not specified

Title of Supplementary Resource
Towards More Effective Peer Review of Knowledge Translation (KT) Plans in Research Grant Proposals
File Attachment
None
Web-link
Reference
Ross, S., Goering, P., Jacobson, N., & Butterill, D. (2007). Towards More Effective Peer Review of Knowledge Translation (KT) Plans in Research Grant Proposals. Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Type of Material
Report
Format
On-line Access
Cost to Access
None.
Language
English
Conditions for Use
Not specified

Title of Supplementary Resource
A Guide for Developing Health Research Knowledge Translation (KT) Plans
File Attachment
None
Web-link
Reference
SickKids Foundation (2008). A Guide for Developing Health Research Knowledge Translation (KT) Plans. Toronto, ON: The Hospital for Sick Children.
Type of Material
Guide
Format
On-line Access
Cost to Access
None.
Language
English
Conditions for Use
Not specified

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