Hacking the Knowledge Gap in Health Research

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2018). Hacking the knowledge gap in health research. Retrieved from Organization website: https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/49872.html

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This knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) method offers a specific lens toward sex and gender. Through a series of sponsored events, users identify a gap in health issues and consult with a panel of experts and those with lived experience to work toward a viable KTE solution.

Steps for Using Method/Tool

Working in teams, participants contribute to themed events called “Design Jams.” Design Jams bring together multiple teams with an identified sex or gendered KTE knowledge gap. The team then works through the Design Thinking process methodology with a panel of experts to develop a KTE solution. Each team puts forward their solution for a team of judges to critique.

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