The Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science (KT/IS) Methods Cluster will advance the science of KT/IS methods by facilitating a community of KT/IS methodologists to collectively undertake projects which provide evidence for KT/IS methods (primarily focused on the context of patient-oriented research).
Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science in BC: Practice versus Science
The BC SUPPORT Unit includes infrastructure to support both the use of and the study of knowledge translation (KT) and implementation science (IS), particularly in the context of patient-oriented research.
The Report on Stakeholder Consultations for the KT/IS Methods Cluster Development is available here (PDF).
The following table outlines the infrastructure, scope and contact details:
|The Practice of KT/Implementation||The Science of KT/Implementation|
|Supporting infrastructure:||Michael Smith Foundation of Health Research
Regional centres (Northern, Interior, Island, Fraser, Vancouver/Hub) KT services
|KT/IS Methods Cluster|
|Scope:||To assist research and practice teams in using KT/IS principles, frameworks, models, theories, resources /tools for activities such as grant applications, research projects, and the implementation and evaluation of best practices into clinical settings.
To provide training in KT/IS.
The support provided by MSFHR extends beyond the context of patient-oriented research.
|To advance the science of KT/IS methods by facilitating a community of KT/IS methodologists to collectively undertake projects which provide evidence for KT/IS methods
Primarily focused on the context of patient-oriented research.
|How to contact:||To request KT support, please complete the BC SUPPORT Unit inquiry form.||Contact Alison Hoens,
Methods Clusters KT Specialist by email or at
|Key contacts||MSFHR: Donna Angus/Gayle Scarrow, Genevieve Creighton, Jessica Collins
Vancouver Island Centre:
Fraser Centre: Lupin Battersby
|Methods Cluster Lead:
Dr. Linda Li
Methods Cluster Advisor:
Methods Clusters KT Specialist: