Knowledge Translation/Implementation Science (KT/IS) Methods Cluster
What are Methods Clusters? Methods Clusters are the primary ‘science’ pillar of the BC SUPPORT Unit. The mandate of the clusters is to advance the evidence base of the scientific methods used within the areas listed below by fostering a community of methodologists to undertake projects within the context of patient-oriented research.
The 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/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 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 centers (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
Northern Regional Center:
Interior Regional Center:
Island Regional Center:
Fraser Regional Center: Lupin Battersby
|Methods Cluster Lead:
Dr. Linda LiMethods Cluster Advisor:
Dr. Bev HolmesMethods Clusters KT Specialist: Alison Hoens
For more information, please contact Alison Hoens, Methods Clusters KT Specialist.